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Denmark to tax cow farts

Denmark is set to impose a new tax on farmers over greenhouse gases produced by their livestock, Taxation Minister Jeppe Bruus has announced.
Denmark is set to become the world’s first country to tax cow farts.

Denmark is set to impose a new tax on farmers over greenhouse gases produced by their livestock, Taxation Minister Jeppe Bruus has announced.

The toll on cow, pig, and sheep emissions will be implemented starting in 2030, according to the minister.

The new tax is expected to greatly contribute to the country’s goal of reducing emissions by 70 percent from 1990 levels by the end of the decade, as well as ultimately attaining carbon neutrality, Bruus explained.

“We will take a big step closer in becoming climate neutral in 2045,” the minister stated, praising the measure as a way for Denmark to become “the first country in the world to introduce a real CO2 tax on agriculture.”.

Livestock farmers will be taxed 43 US dollars per ton of carbon dioxide equivalent produced by their animals.

So, Whoever says that money has no smell has never imagined how even farts could be used as an excuse to strip the public of more taxes.
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