Posted by: Sandy Steinman | June 10, 2022

New Zealand announces world-first plan to tax cow and sheep burps

NPR reports

You’ve heard of the carbon footprint. Now there is a development on the carbon hoofprint.

New Zealand has announced a plan to tax livestock burps in an effort to curb the country’s gas emissions.

Methane emissions from animals is a well-known issue. Cows alone are responsible for about 40% of those planet-warming gases globally — mainly through their burps.

Read more at  New Zealand announces world-first plan to tax cow and sheep burps : NPR


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