Documents reveal Ireland has budgeted €600m to slaughter 200,000 cows to achieve climate-related emissions reduction goals.
Irish government budgeted €600m to cull cows for climate
A freedom of information request stated that, to meet 2030 emissions reduction targets, as many as 65,000 cows per year might need to be slaughtered between 2023 and 2025.
“Approximately 60,000-65,000 dairy cows per annum would need to be displaced in 2023, 2024 and 2025,” the documents stated.
“This would allow for some modest growth for new entrants and young farmers (10,000 per year).”
The documents further stated that the government would budget €200 per year for the three years ($875m CAD total) to pull off the scheme, as reported by the Irish Independent.