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Irish Farmers Protest Plans to Cull Livestock

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Irish Farmers Protest Plans to Cull Livestock

Farmers in Ireland are protesting government proposals to cull livestock — including up to 200,000 cows — in an effort to meet national and European Union goals to reduce methane emissions

According to Ireland’s Independent, up to 65,000 dairy cows and 10 percent of the livestock herd would have to be removed from the national herd every year for three years at a cost of €200m ($215.2 million) if the farming sector is to “meet its climate targets.”

The figures come from an Irish government document the Independent obtained following a freedom of information request. […]

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