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Oklahoma Cattlemen Oppose Cow Flatulence Fee

There are 140 comments on the News on 6 Tulsa story from Apr 2, 2009, titled Oklahoma Cattlemen Oppose Cow Flatulence Fee. In it, News on 6 Tulsa reports that:

There is a big stink about livestock that pollute the air. Some fear it could result in a new tax.

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noodles

Owasso, OK

#130 Apr 3, 2009
seen it wrote:
<quoted text>nope
How rude! Were they those silent but deadly kind? Maybe he thought nobody would notice or figure out where the stench came from. WRONG! lol
Huh

United States

#131 Apr 3, 2009
How is taxing cow stink gonna clean the air? What are they going to do, make cattleman install filters up every cows bum hole? I'd like to sit on the guys face that came up with this and basically choke him to death with a really wet greasy hocky log!!!

“Live, Laugh, Love!”

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#132 Apr 3, 2009
Bonehead Patrol wrote:
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Cool horseshit and cowshit are not censored. I have new weapons to incite the boards with. Welcome to the brilliance that is "progressives" people.
OMG! That's halarious! I was thinking the same thing!!! We can "horseshit" ourselves silly. lol!
again-n-again

Tulsa, OK

#133 Apr 3, 2009
Fish Oil Could Curb Cow Flatulence
Monday, March 30, 2009

Cows break wind a lot, and their flatulence fills the air with methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

In fact, the EPA estimates that roughly 28 percent of all methane emissions related to human activity come from methane-producing bacteria in the rumens of domestic cattle, sheep and goats and other livestock known as ruminants, which eat plants that are mostly indigestible by other creatures.

By volume, methane is more powerful than carbon dioxide at trapping solar energy and making the atmosphere behave like a greenhouse.

Fish oil could cut down on the boom-booms, a new study suggests.

Specifically, including 2 percent fish oil in the diet of cattle reduces flatulence, apparently due to the omega 3 fatty acids in the oil. The study was a small one, however.

The technique cut methane output of three cows by 21 percent, said Lorraine Lillis of the University College Dublin.

"The fish oil affects the methane-producing bacteria in the rumen part of the cow's gut, leading to reduced emissions," Lillis said. "Understanding which microbial species are particularly influenced by changes in diet and relating them to methane production could bring about a more targeted approach to reducing methane emissions in animals."

Asked about the overall potential benefits fish-oil, Lillis told LiveScience she didn't know yet what effect it might have on a larger group of cattle.

She also acknowledged a possible shortcoming of the scheme: "There may be some trade-off as fish oil is expensive and difficult to get," she said.

Also not considered yet, she said, is whether it would put undue pressure on fish populations.

European Farmers Protest Proposals to Tax Cow Flatulence
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The findings are being presented today at a UK meeting of the Society for General Microbiology.

It's not just in the US that this problem arises!!

Since: Feb 09

Claremore, OK

#134 Apr 4, 2009
Sooooooo....if you hook up your cattle with GasX and they don't blast does that mean they are tax exempt? Who is the actual cow fart monitor? Is it a state or federal job? Where do I apply?

Since: Feb 09

Claremore, OK

#135 Apr 4, 2009
noodles wrote:
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How rude! Were they those silent but deadly kind? Maybe he thought nobody would notice or figure out where the stench came from. WRONG! lol
oh h e ll no they sounded like claps of thunder
DUH

Tulsa, OK

#136 Apr 4, 2009
tax my spouses arse please......

Since: Apr 08

Dallas, Texas

#137 Apr 4, 2009
Duh that would be a tax you would have to pay..are you sure about that? I am sure it can be arranged.

“Taste the Rainbow”

Since: Jul 08

Houston, TX

#138 Apr 6, 2009
RonG wrote:
Aren't you all glad you voted for Obama, now?? And this is just the beginning, y'all just wait a few more months.
Oh please.

“Can't you see I'm busy here!”

Since: Jul 08

Okie

#139 Apr 6, 2009
next i will be taxed because my dog farts!! and what about my husband lets not talk about him!!!! lol

“Can't you see I'm busy here!”

Since: Jul 08

Okie

#140 Apr 6, 2009
Sweet wrote:
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I really wish it were an April Fool's joke, but unfortunately it isn't. I read a couple of months ago of the proposed tax on each species; Beef cattle 75.00/head/year, Dairy cattle 150.00/head/year, and I don't remember what the sheep and pig taxes would be. It is absolutely outrageous. Like someone said earlier, our country cannot afford this tax. We have 200 head of beef cattle, not to mention their calves. That comes out to $15000 in taxes every year. Don't think for a minute that this tax won't affect the consumer. This is going to come down to to simple concept of supply and demand.
I urge every one of you, even if you aren't a livestock producer, to write to representative and tell him/her how absurde the flatulence fee is.
I also read somewhere that the epa wants to make cows like a factory. they want to name them as factories to have more taxes on them because of the methane. but what about horses? to many government officials have horses or what? horses are also grass grazers and produce methane. so why aren't horses mentioned as being taxed! because they want to stick it to the farmer! especially milk farmers. can you imagine paying 10.00 for a gallon of milk? if government allows this to go through that is what we are looking at. but it won't effect them they will just vote themselves a raise!!

Since: Feb 09

Tulsa, OK

#141 Apr 6, 2009
VictimAdvocate wrote:
next i will be taxed because my dog farts!! and what about my husband lets not talk about him!!!! lol
Be sure not to type dogfart into a search window. I wonder when they will tax the earth? since the grass cows eat is what produces the final...effect?
mark

Tulsa, OK

#142 Apr 7, 2009
Oldbuck wrote:
This just Republican bull **** that is not going to happen they just want to stir the pot.
republicans have nothing to do with this, our savior king hussein does though.
thanks to all the morons out there that elected this idiot
noodles

Owasso, OK

#143 Apr 7, 2009
mark wrote:
<quoted text>republicans have nothing to do with this, our savior king hussein does though.
thanks to all the morons out there that elected this idiot
So I guess this means you will be buying a Chia Obama to place on a shrine. lol

“Love those sharks”

Since: Nov 08

Tulsa

#144 Apr 8, 2009
Obummers wife said before he was elected he stinks really bad in the mornings... Shall we tax him for stinking too?
noodles

Owasso, OK

#146 Apr 8, 2009
OSU-number1 wrote:
Obummers wife said before he was elected he stinks really bad in the mornings... Shall we tax him for stinking too?
Ew! I don't even want to guess why he stinks in the morning! Gross! Tax him all you want!
lil joe

Marksville, LA

#148 Apr 20, 2009
i think it is good
know the truth

Las Vegas, NV

#149 Aug 28, 2012
MSDT wrote:
Do EPA employees eat meat? I think all beef producers, dairymen and chicken farmers should stop selling ANY cattle, chicken, eggs & dairy products for 6 months. Let the officials who keep taxing us to death and regulating EVERYTHING we do--from the fertilizer we use to the chicken litter we use to grow hay to feed our cattle to cow flatulance (to name a few)-- explain to the general public why there is no meat for the grills & no milk for ice cream this summer. Their explanation would be obvious: they regulated us out of business. HOw much money do they spend making cattlemen and chicken farmers look bad to the public so they can appear to be proactive about global warming and get votes? How stupid do they think people are? Chicken farmers are regulated on how they dispose of chicken poop. They are fined if they don't keep records of where they dispose of it. Hay farmers would like to use the poop for fertilizer, but before they can, a soil sample must be submitted to the state. If we use chicken poop, we are all subject to state inspections and state soil samples to ensure the poop was not spread within so many feet of a house or pond. The cost to taxpayers is astronomical. The cost to farmers is prohibitive. An example? I bought $3,000.00 worth of chicken poop and $4,000.00 worth of fertilizer so far this year. Is chicken poop really that costly? or is it a side effect of government regulation? And how does that effect you? As the saying goes, if you eat you are involved in agriculture. The cost gets passed down to the consumer. Notice how milk went from $1.25/gallon to over $4.00/gallon? Chicken used to be .25/lb, now its 2.25. Is that because of cost going up over time? If that were the case, minimum wage should have gone up proportionally. Milk has quadrupled; minimum wage hasn't even doubled. Its because of GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS! I say we all hold our products for awhile.
Leave the animals alone and TAX ea member of Congress for their Flatulence contribution. Have them read aloud from "The Art of Flatulence" by Joseph Isaacs of Palm Harbor Fl
know the truth

Las Vegas, NV

#150 Aug 28, 2012
Rene wrote:
They have got to be kidding!!!
DOES YOUR COW FART? that is a great election debate item.
Full Monty

Forest Park, GA

#151 Sep 20, 2012
I believe we should pass a law for a mandatory BUTT PLUG with a capture system to recycle the gas (energy efficiency, green etc) truly a Democratic Party favor and then gives the cattlemen a tax deduction for the purchase...completely Republican.

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