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PHOTO GALLERY: New Zealand proposes climate tax on farmers for cows' farts, burps and urine




Dairy cows graze on a farm near Oxford, in the South Island of New Zealand on Oct. 8, 2018. New Zealand government on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022 proposed taxing the greenhouse gasses that farm animals make from burping and peeing as part of a plan to tackle climate change. The scheme would see farmers pay for gas emissions from their animals, such as methane gas in the farts and burps from cows, and nitrous oxide in the urine of livestock.

A photo taken on August 10, 2022 shows cows being milked on a dairy farm near Cambridge in New Zealand s Waikato region. - New Zealand on October 11, 2022 unveiled plans to tax the greenhouse gas emissions from farm animals, in a controversial proposal designed to tackle climate change. The scheme would see farmers pay for gas emissions from their animals, such as methane gas in the farts and burps from cows, and nitrous oxide in the urine of livestock. AFP

A photo taken on August 10, 2022 shows an aerial view of cows in a paddock on a dairy farm near Cambridge in New Zealand s Waikato region.

A photo taken on August 10, 2022 shows cows being milked on a dairy farm near Cambridge in New Zealand s Waikato region.

A photo taken on August 10, 2022 shows a farmer feeding calves on a dairy farm near Cambridge in New Zealand s Waikato region.
New Zealand government on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022 proposed taxing the greenhouse gasses that farm animals make from burping and peeing as part of a plan to tackle climate change. The scheme would see farmers pay for gas emissions from their animals, such as methane gas in the farts and burps from cows, and nitrous oxide in the urine of livestock.

A photo taken on August 10, 2022 shows cows waiting to be milked on a dairy farm near Cambridge in New Zealand s Waikato region.
New Zealand government on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022 proposed taxing the greenhouse gasses that farm animals make from burping and peeing as part of a plan to tackle climate change. The scheme would see farmers pay for gas emissions from their animals, such as methane gas in the farts and burps from cows, and nitrous oxide in the urine of livestock.

Dairy cows graze on a farm near Oxford, in the South Island of New Zealand on Oct. 8, 2018.
New Zealand government on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022 proposed taxing the greenhouse gasses that farm animals make from burping and peeing as part of a plan to tackle climate change. The scheme would see farmers pay for gas emissions from their animals, such as methane gas in the farts and burps from cows, and nitrous oxide in the urine of livestock.