Wednesday, 18 May 2022 10:06

Load of bull!

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: Greenpeace boss and former Green Party leader Russell Norman claims there are about ten million beef and dairy cattle in New Zealand and that each one produces the same faecal load as about 14 people.

So, that's equivalent to 140 million people. 'It's just too much faeces and urine for the rivers, lakes and groundwater to handle,' Rusty laments.

However, as one Twitter user pointed out: the daily output of E. coli from a human is estimated at more than 11,000 more than that of a cow.

Also, dairy cattle are fenced from waterways and most of their effluent goes back on pasture.

Something for Russell to ponder!

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