The Ministry for Primary Industries and volunteer groups have come together to protect animal welfare in the Tasman District fires response.
Its logic (!) runs this way: cows are controlled by humans in a way that resembles the mindset of a white supremacist.
Twitter users are furious. One tweeted, “Hi @peta we darkies drink loads of cow milk and buffalo milk and eat stuff made of that milk, nearly all of it white. Your post-truth bull is just that -- a load of cattle crap which we put to good use as manure and fuel. One more reason to #DitchPeta”.
Another recommended yoga to the activists: “Have you gone insane @PETA? Do some yoga headstands and pray for your idiocy to drain out of your ears.”
Even Judith Collins joined in, “What an entirely foolish statement,” she tweeted.