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Tuesday, 07 December 2021 10:30

Hit job

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: News that New Zealand taxpayers forked out nearly $50,000 for a documentary that smears the dairy industry will go down like a cup of cold sick among industry workers.

The film, currently screening in New Zealand cinemas, claims that the dairy industry causes climate change, pollutes water, destroys land, abuses cows, and victimises dairy farmers.

The NZ Taxpayers Union says with constant shots of the Beehive in the trailer, and contributions from Greenpeace, SAFE and the Green Party, the film appears to be more of a leftist propaganda against farmers.

Many industry workers will be scratching their heards at the NZ Film Commission decision to approve the grant. What a way for NZ taxpayers to repay an industry that helped prop up the country's economy over the past two challenging years!

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