According to figures published by PETA UK a dairy farm with 2,500 cows produces the same amount of waste as a city of 411,000 people.
New Zealand has a population of 4 million humans (rounded down) add to that 6.5 million cows and you get the pollution equivalent of 1.07 billion people. China, with all its pollution problems has a population of 1.34 billion spread over 9.5 million km2 New Zealand’s population occupies just 268,000 Km2
Bear that information in mind when you read the following, published recently in the NZ Listener, talking about Professor Mike Joys ‘State of the NZ Environment’ report…
Too high a price to pay