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Dutch Farmers Protest Green Rules By Spreading Manure On Gov’t Buildings

The Dutch government is looking at a number of new green initiatives to combat “global warming”.

The want to force farmers to use less fertilizer and reduce livestock.

The farmers have risen up in anger, blocking highways with tractors and even spreading manure on government buildings.

Reuters reports:

“At the heart of the protest are targets introduced last month to reduce harmful nitrogen compounds by 2030, the latest attempt to tackle a problem that has plagued the country for years. read more
Reductions are necessary in emissions of nitrogen oxides from farm animal manure and from the use of ammonia in fertilizer, the government says, estimating a 30% reduction in the number of livestock is needed…
Previous rounds of protests have included unruly demonstrations outside the homes of politicians and lawmakers -- which drew condemnation from Prime Minister Mark Rutte and did not increase public support for the cause."

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