Tuesday, 20 October 2015 09:10

What next?

Written by  The Hound

You old mate continues to be dumbfounded at the lengths some 'environmental' groups will go to in an effort to discriminate against farming.

The latest example is where Environment Southland councillors recently directed staff not to join a Forest and Bird declaratory judgement proceedings. Apparently, Forest and Bird is seeking to have the Environment Court declare that excreta from animals are a discharge. The judgement would have wide ranging impacts on farming as it would mean that animal excreta would require a discharge permit if no rule existed in a plan or national environmental standard to permit the activity. What next, permits to allow farmers to breathe?

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