Tuesday, 19 April 2022 10:25

'Unshaw' on cow numbers

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: Climate Change Minister James Shaw seems to be in two minds whether cow numbers should be reduced in New Zealand to cut emissions.

After Greenpeace called for a reduction in cow numbers, Shaw said in question time in Parliament that there was no need to cut cow numbers.

He was asked by ACT MP Mark Cameron if he agreed with a statement that there did not need to be a reduction in the national herd size. Shaw replied "yes".

Greenpeace blasted Shaw and told him to stop being "an apologist for intensive dairying".

When quizzed by media later about his stance, he said he wanted to see the herd size reduced.

Just shows how tricky it is to tackle climate change.

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