1/11/09

Passing gas? Then pay up!

Well if you are a Rancher or Farmer anyway! Apparently the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a proposed plan in the works to levy a tax on cows for "belching and flatulence"!

Supposedly someone proposed an annual tax of $87.50 per cow for cattle operations with 50 or more head. For dairy operations with 25 or more head, the annual tax would be $175 per cow. For Hog operations with 200 head or more the annual tax would be $20 per Hog.

Apparently EPA officials are now denying it was a serious plan, but the worrying thing is someone somewhere in power, might just take it seriously!

In my personal experience they'd raise alot more, if they just levied this tax against all men!

8 comments:

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

If we all became vegetarian then no need to kill the planet with animal methane - of course, then they would have to tax all men, even the unmarried ones!

Troy said...

Apparently the average person passes wind 13 times a day. On that basis there must be one other person who doesn't do it at all!
The trick, as well demonstrated by your photograph, is not to light it.

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

That of course would be the Queen!

Its Just Me - Daring to Dream said...

WOW Now thats just plain hilarious!

Winifred said...

Well looks like cows are the real culprits of global warming! A scientific report published in California last week claimed that dairy cows in the area were producing almost 20 pounds (in weight, that's almost 10 kg) of gas every year.

It could mean that cow farts are causing more global warming than pollution from cars in that region, as millions of cows live there. Well now it makes you think!

Snippety Gibbet said...

Amen, Sister! I heard Dr. Oz say that we all expel about the same amount of gas, but I just have trouble buying it. Maybe it is just that men revel in expelling it.

Mmm said...

Oh gosh . What zinger at the end. (no punn intended!) :)

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

You're exactly right there at the end. It's all the fault of men.