The idea is to persuade Danes to change their diets and moderate consumption of red meat by making it prohibitively expensive, resulting in reduced greenhouse gas emissions from food by 20 to 35 per cent.
I doubt that British cattle are causing too much bother in this matter, as cattle numbers are steadily decreasing. Also, an increasing number of cattle are now housed all year round, which increases the possibility of capturing the Methane Gas before it is released into the atmosphere.
If you follow this thread further, this natural gas which is colourless and odourless, and is a raw material for the manufacture of Methanol, Formaldehyde and Chloroform, could and can be collected via extractors from these buildings, and used to produce electricity and heat. A perfect solution which should help farmer’s financially, and stop farm livestock being unfairly targeted for causing ‘climate change’. Farmyard manure and slurry from many farms is already recycled to generate power via anaerobic digesters.
I wonder why the Danes have not gone down this route to capture the methane, rather than trying to artificially inflate and outprice red meat which is a valuable source of protein and iron for a healthy diet? Their actions will put at risk the future of their beef farmers.
One has to sympathise with the farmer who spread pig slurry across his fields last week, when Emma Thompson and her fellow Greenpeace anti-fracking, London based celebrity chums, decided to trespass onto his land and hold an anti-fracking ‘Bake off’!
Mr Wensley was understandably at the end of his tether. These interfering busy bodies are determined to stop landowners lawfully allowing their land to be used to help improve the security of the UK’s gas, reduce energy bills and create thousands of jobs.
These partnerships will also help to keep the farming businesses sustainable, help to pay the bills and indeed subsidise the traditional farming enterprises.
It is puzzling as to why the price we are paying at the pumps for fuel is creeping up. The US Federal Reserve has warned that the world is awash with excess oil and is now starting to run out of storage for the surplus. The daily global oil production exceeds the consumption by more than 1m barrels a day, and there is already an armada of oil tankers building up in the North Sea, and China has cut back on deliveries as all their storage sites are full.
Shipping firms such as Goldenport are being forced to sell container ships for as little as 70p per vessel, as commodities such as iron ore and grain have fallen dramatically. It is little wonder that shares in commodity brokers such as Glencore and Rio Tinto continue to fall, one has to wonder when this free fall will bottom out.
The RSPCA is in trouble again, they are now accused of using the wrong law when prosecuting country sports enthusiasts under the Animal Welfare Act. This could result in many convictions being overturned.
The charity is under pressure to reform and concentrate on looking after animals and leave prosecutions to the police. The RSPCA has become far too politicalised over the years, which has not endeared it to the general public who are now voting with their feet which is resulting in a dramatic reduction in donations.
This week we hear of a lady’s cats and her three pet sheep being removed by the RSPCA from her home while she was temporarily in hospital. Without her consent, the cats were re homed and the sheep slaughtered in the presence of an RSPCA officer. The poor lady, who lives alone, returned from hospital to find her only companions all gone. This is hardly the actions of a caring charity; in this case it would seem they reacted without due care and concern for this lady.