Answer? A fresh water crisis.
Gone are the days of Aussies telling Kiwi sheep jokes. In the past 20 years, sheep, pine trees and shrub have made way for more and more cows, mostly for intensive dairying. At the same time our lakes, rivers and aquifers are becoming more and more polluted.
You don’t have to be the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment to put two and two together there. (Although she did do that in this report).
5 million cows and their impact on our fresh water could easily become just another statistic if it wasn’t for everyday Kiwis willing to step up and take action to protect our waters.
Recently shocked trampers snapped shots of cows standing in lakes and rivers in Canterbury and Otago and sent them in to the media, clearly showing just how inadequate ... Read more >