Sunday, May 11, 2008

WTF! A fart tax on cattle!!!

Estonian authorities have slapped a flatulence tax on farmers to compensate the country for the methane gas produced by cows.

Farmers this week received their first 'fart tax' demands asking them to pay for the greenhouse gases their cattle produce.

A single cow is thought to produce on average 350 litres of methane and 1,500 litres of carbon dioxide per day from flatulence and burping.

It is thought that cattle are responsible for up to 25 per cent of methane gas emissions in Estonia.

Opposition politicians have slammed the tax however. Jaanus Marrandi, spokesman for the opposition People's Union of Estonia said: "This is unprecedented in any EU country."

Source: Ananova

See also: The cop and the fellating cow...
And this: The Girl and the Cow

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