Dutch farmers protest climate obligations to reduce livestock by 30 percent


Dutch farmers continue to demonstrate opposition to the government’s climate policy, which authorities expect many farmers to end their livelihoods, and the organizers of the Telegram project “flatten” the entire Netherlands on July 4. I will do it. “

The message Encourage relevant farmers and citizens to organize their own regional actions with the goal of closing all “food supply distribution centers and all major pollutants” until “government changes plans”. ..

One viral call to the July 4 protest comes from a large truck driver telegram group, noting that some Dutch truck drivers are in solidarity with national farmers. It suggests that there is a possibility.

Farmers planning to protest at many of the airports across the country specifically mentioned Schipol and Eindhoven. NLTimes.nl says spokespersons at both airports are monitoring the situation, but reports that they have little information at this time.

The Epoch Times contacted both airports for comment, but did not respond by the press time.

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A KLM plane landing from Johannesburg, South Africa, is parked at Gate E19 at Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands on November 27, 2021. (Sem Van Der Wal / ANP / AFP via Getty Images)

In 2021, the Dutch coalition government proposed to reduce the number of livestock in the country by 30% in order to reach the nitrogen emission target.

The country has already put strict restrictions on new construction with the aim of curbing nitrogen emissions.

Rabobank is on these new hurdles Delayed housing construction In the Netherlands, housing shortages are becoming more serious in densely populated coastal countries.

On June 10, the government announced national and region-specific plans to curb nitrogen emissions. These excretion are largely dependent on ammonia from livestock manure.

In some parts of the country, these emissions need to be reduced by 70% or 95%.

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On June 29, 2022, security guards approached Apeldoorn on the A1 highway to prevent potential farmers from opposed to the Dutch government’s plan to reduce nitrogen emissions. I am serving. (Jeroen Jumelet / ANP / AFP via Getty Images)

“Everyone has no future,” he publicly admitted. [Dutch] Farmer in [this] As an “approach” Reported by USDA Overseas Agricultural Services.

“The Minister of Natural Nitrogen Policy predicts that about one-third of the 50,000 Dutch farms will’disappear’by 2030,” said the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. report In the June 23 Market Insight Report.

The Netherlands is the world’s fifth largest food exporter, with only the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and China surpassing it. World Bank statistics.

The Dutch government offers farmers multi-billion dollar buyout contracts.

Christianne van der Val, Minister of Nature and Nitrogen Policy, has left the possibility of expropriating land from farmers who are not obeyed by the government. As reported by NOSNieuws.

Proposals and consequent protests arise in the face of global fertilizer and food shortages.

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Farmers leave the city of Bathmen in the Netherlands on their way to a rural peasant protest in Stroe. On June 22, 2022, tens of thousands of participants are expected to protest against the nitrogen policy. (Bart Maat / ANP / AFP via Getty Images)

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on June 24 that “there is a real risk of multiple famines being declared in 2022,” adding that “2023 could be even worse.” ..

In a recent episode of EpochTV’s “Facts Matter,” American farmer John Boyd Jr. warned of potential food shortages as a result of spikes in input costs.

He said the cost of running his business has tripled, primarily due to the significant increase in fertilizer costs.

In Sri Lanka, the ban on fertilizers contributed to the economic crisis and destabilized the government.

The country recently announced a temporary ban on the sale of fuel to private cars from June 27th to July 10th.

The latest demonstration by Dutch farmers took place after a similar wave of protests rushed in 2019, after Congressman Tjeerd de Groot called for a 50% reduction in Dutch livestock numbers.

The demonstrators burned hay bales along the freeway, blocked the road with a tractor, and spread fertilizer to signal anger.

Recently, protesters have targeted the homes of high-ranking Dutch government officials, including Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister of Nitrogen Van der Wal.

Footage What is circulating on social media is to show that protesters are spraying fertilizer on Dutch law enforcement agencies.

Rutte criticized the protesters, reporting that “you can demonstrate, but in a civilized way.” Associated Press..

AP also reported that Dutch police said they had arrested 10 people on June 28 in connection with the protests.

Nathan Worcester