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“Shut Down Animal Farming”–Monbiot

August 5, 2022
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By Paul Homewood

 

Potty Monbiot is at it again:

 

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Despite his rant about climate change, he lets slip his real objective, which is to return most of the world’s land surface to the wild.

There is no evidence either that his “plant-based diets” will be any less detrimental, in his terms, than animal farming. Arable farming after all also needs lots of land, fertilisers (which will have to be chemical when all those cows are consigned to history), water and energy.

Monbiot is, of course, comfortable well off, with his books and articles for the Guardian. He can afford the potty policies he advocates. The billions around the world who depend on animal farming are not.

It beats me why RTE or anybody else, other than the cranks who read the Guardian, would give him the time of day.

54 Comments leave one →
  1. HotScot permalink
    August 5, 2022 11:59 am

    Moonbat the Magnificent.

    Funny though. In 18 months Biden has done more to dismantle the climate/netzero/great reset movement that climate/political sceptics have managed in the last 50 years.

    Moonbat, of course, is too stupid to recognise what happening.

    • HotScot permalink
      August 5, 2022 12:00 pm

      ‘than’

    • Harry Passfield permalink
      August 5, 2022 2:48 pm

      (Biden etc): But not on purpose…

  2. Devoncamel permalink
    August 5, 2022 12:03 pm

    It’s not just the Grauniad, RTE and the like.
    The Torygraph harbours its own breed of cranks such as AEP. His usual drivel is there today, which I’m sure you’ll have seen Paul.

    • that man permalink
      August 5, 2022 7:09 pm

      AEP looks like he’s really gone APE with his latest.

      • Tones permalink
        August 6, 2022 10:42 am

        Why does the media keep giving idiots publicity?

  3. Martin Brumby permalink
    August 5, 2022 12:40 pm

    Although my initial reaction to his latest buffoonery is to think it would be a fine idea to feed the moonbat to the pigs, But I think far too highly of pigs to imagine that his rancid frame might provide them with agreeable sustenance.

    I am consoled by the thought that Monbiot’s apotheosis of stupidity is likely now an effective Recruiting Sergeant for sanity.

  4. W Flood permalink
    August 5, 2022 12:47 pm

    RTE is using this as clickbait as the economy of Ireland is hugely dependent on pastoral farming due to CLIMATE! Nothing to see here, move along. George is always good for a laugh.

    • August 5, 2022 10:45 pm

      It’s already happening, or about to do so…

      Farmers asked to reduce their emissions by 25% represents a ‘bad day’ says IFA Munster
      chairman
      THU, 28 JUL, 2022

      “Right now, that looks like they are taking out the production of 300,000 breeding animals. It is a bad day for farming. We don’t know what plan is there,” he said.

      Mr Kingston said farmers will now be considering whether to continue farming on a full-time basis or cut down their farming completely.

      https://www.echolive.ie/corknews/arid-40928987.html

      • jimlemaistre permalink
        August 5, 2022 10:54 pm

        TOTAL Environmentalist Madness . . . Bonkers Nut Jobs . . . Mindless idiocy !!

  5. August 5, 2022 12:51 pm

    Apt, in the circumstances:

  6. Eoin Mc permalink
    August 5, 2022 12:59 pm

    Said it before Paul….. RTE is now even more strident on the supposed climate emergency/crisis than the BBC and Channel 4. Just last week a veteran (middle class) anchor, who would, very likely still have a subscription to the Guardian, was interviewing a like-minded eco warrior about how firms’ bogusly greenwash their reputations. The guest intoned that he didn’t want to be regarded as a hypocrite about something or other when the notoriously alarmist male RTE anchor proudly interjected by asserting that simply by being alive on the planet we are all hypocrites from his own, environmentally catastrophic, climate viewpoint. The other experienced interviewer who was speaking with Monbiot on a different programme, who had been invited on to speak about methane from cattle, completely missed Monbiot’s extreme point about ending not only livestock agriculture but also, eventually, all crop farming and where humans will end up existing on a potage of bacteria soup!

    • It doesn't add up... permalink
      August 5, 2022 1:30 pm

      I suspect rather that Mobiit envisages Victoria existing 9n a postage of Soylent Green.

      • It doesn't add up... permalink
        August 5, 2022 1:33 pm

        Autocorrect made a complete Eton mess of that, and I failed to check it!

        I suspect rather that Monbiot envisages bacteria existing on a potage of Soylent Green.

    • StephenP permalink
      August 6, 2022 7:23 am

      The RTE presenter who believes that we are all hypocrites by being alive could easily show us how to solve the problem by setting an example and disappearing, maybe by volunteering on being one of the first settlers on Mars. /s

  7. Gamecock permalink
    August 5, 2022 1:15 pm

    Well, Georgie, kill off the 440,000 elephants in the world to let us know you are serious.

    Same as with human emitted CO2, nature dwarfs Man’s actions.

    ‘Despite his rant about climate change, he lets slip his real objective, which is to return most of the world’s land surface to the wild.’

    Indeed. He is interviewing for a job with Klaus Schwab’s Wannsee Economic Forum.

  8. Broadlands permalink
    August 5, 2022 1:23 pm

    Cows eat vegetation and that recycles sequestered CO2 back to the atmosphere. So, if we replace cows we will be doing the same. Even if we eat the meat we recycle the plant materials the cows ate. It’s all part of the carbon cycle. Maybe this guy is full of MBE…male bovine excrement?

    • jimlemaistre permalink
      August 5, 2022 8:07 pm

      Well said !!
      Termites under the Amazon rain forest excrete 4 tons of Methane per day by eating what is on the forest floor . . . What goes around, keeps going around . . . Story of Nature of which Humans are a part !

      • Stuart Hamish permalink
        August 6, 2022 9:37 am

        You are making it up as you go along again

      • jimlemaistre permalink
        August 6, 2022 3:38 pm

        BBC . . . termites of the amazon . . . Brian Cox . . . You need to learn that not only you have Knowledge . . . Mr. Hamish . . .

      • Stuart Hamish permalink
        August 6, 2022 4:10 pm

        What ‘knowledge ” ? 4 tons of termite methane emitted from the Amazon biosphere daily according to Brian Cox that impeccably trustworthy global warming alarmist ? .His original research ?….I dont think you are here to debate honestly and I suspect you bat for the other side

      • jimlemaistre permalink
        August 6, 2022 5:01 pm

        As always . . . Mr. Hamish . . . You are Soo kind . . . Bless you !

      • Stuart Hamish permalink
        August 7, 2022 6:21 pm

        Regardless Jim four tons of methane exuded from the Amazon biosphere each day is meaningless Jim… The more salient fact is that globally termite excreted methane exceeds human methane emissions in totality.

        Jim , this is the research you are looking for : decaying forest wood emits on average 10.9 billion tons of carbon annually – a figure surpassing combined human carbon dioxide emissions … Insects such
        as termites [ quite apart from their methane excreta ] are thought responsible for 29% of this dead wood carbon release process
        ..Some not so smart climate change obsessed ‘scientists ‘ recommend leaving the wood in situ so that in some environments the wood inevitably becomes a fuel load wildfire hazard . https://theconversation.com/decaying-forest-wood-releases-a-whopping-10-9-billion-tonnes-of-carbon-each-year-this-will-increase-under-climate-change-164406

    • Stuart Hamish permalink
      August 7, 2022 4:32 am

      Condescendingly admonishing me that ” I need to learn ” [ No verifiable link to this “knowledge ” ] and capping off his riposte with moralistic sarcasm …..

  9. August 5, 2022 1:46 pm

    Let’s not cancel him, he’s pure comedy. Let’s just cancel (vote out) the idiot politicians who think he’s credible.

  10. Coeur de Lion permalink
    August 5, 2022 2:41 pm

    All these ideas fail when transposed to the Peruvian altiplano, my current formula for realism.

  11. Harry Passfield permalink
    August 5, 2022 2:52 pm

    Monbiot is our very own Alex Jones (the American). And just as evil.

    • David Calder permalink
      August 5, 2022 3:38 pm

      I do not understand what you mean. Alex Jones has called out the evil globalists and fools like Moonbat for years…..

      • Harry Passfield permalink
        August 5, 2022 4:11 pm

        They are both conspiracists in their own way. Two sides of a coin. (Assumes you mean the one just having to pay $4M compo).

  12. Stuart Hamish permalink
    August 5, 2022 3:50 pm

    George Monbiot contracted cerebral malaria whilst in Kenya some time ago . and
    Perhaps the legacy is showing in his increasingly bizarre pronouncements ……..If rich green elitists like Monbiot want societies to eat bugs and bacterial foodstuffs to save the planet he can lead by example ……None of them do

    • August 5, 2022 4:15 pm

      Sturat

      Bearing in mind he is such an idiot how did he become so rich and elitist. Is the secret ingredient being green?

      • Stuart Hamish permalink
        August 5, 2022 5:55 pm

        Well he didn’t sell a family Picasso or derive from aristocracy like Susan Michie of the Mitford family of British Communism

  13. August 5, 2022 4:14 pm

    I am a life long vegetarian but believe people should be allowed to eat whatever meat they want, provided it is humanely reared and slaughtered and we know its provenance,

    I am baffled at this notion that being vegan will save the planet. Their diet is rich in imported lentils, grains, especially soya, and all sorts of veg and fruit from overseas, including of course the much favoured avocados.. I don’t know where they think their almond and coconut milk comes from, as even here in the balmy west country coconut and almond trees are little in evidence. . Much vegan food is also highly processed using materials not grown or originating here.

    . Our grazing pastures could not support much else so are ideal for cattle, sheep etc.

    • Gamecock permalink
      August 5, 2022 7:05 pm

      Allowed? Gee, thanks!

      I rather think it’s none of your business.

      • August 5, 2022 7:58 pm

        Gamecock

        Strange reaction. I think I already said its none of my business. As a humane person you no doubt already ensure your meat is bred and dispatched ethically. However very many people think it IS their business to decide what you eat of which vegans tend to be the worst

      • Gamecock permalink
        August 5, 2022 9:55 pm

        No true Scotsman fallacy.

  14. Curious, Villereal permalink
    August 5, 2022 4:31 pm

    Can’t wait for Paul’s analysis of today’s latest Guardian hysteria

  15. Cheshire Red permalink
    August 5, 2022 4:47 pm

    Closing down all agriculture is too stupid for words. How have we reached this position where total lunacy is accepted as a legitimate opinion?

    • T Walker permalink
      August 5, 2022 4:53 pm

      Yes it’s like the continual assertion (never challenged) that EVs, heatpumps, wind turbines and solar panels will reduce emissions to zero.

      • Liardet Guy permalink
        August 5, 2022 7:45 pm

        Why is Net Zero concentrating on electricity generation!? How about aviation, motor transport, shipping, agriculture? Batteries? When a jumbo tops up at Heathrow whose ‘carbon’.? And thousands of 12 wheel artics? Why can’t the Left do sums?

      • jimlemaistre permalink
        August 5, 2022 8:44 pm

        Zealotry has no boundaries . . . It is Religion for them . . . Undebatable . . . Logic, common sense, Science and fact have no place . . . Reason till you have no voice . . . we fall on deaf, dumb and blind adherents to ‘The Cause’ . . . irrational as that may be . . .

    • August 5, 2022 5:38 pm

      Seems so, but the pendulum might well have just started to swing back towards reality.

  16. Bernard Taylor permalink
    August 5, 2022 5:45 pm

    Go on then George. Live on a diet of bugs for a year or two. Let us know how you got on.

  17. Druid144 permalink
    August 5, 2022 6:54 pm

    I’m all in favour of fermented plant material, especially in liquid form. Some of them go really well with a good grass-fed beef steak.

    • Stuart Hamish permalink
      August 6, 2022 9:35 am

      Monbiot is not referring to grapes hops and barley Druid144 …

    • August 7, 2022 8:23 pm

      D144;
      1 million upticks. 🙂

  18. jimlemaistre permalink
    August 5, 2022 7:49 pm

    This is a story of me as a 12 year old . . . In 1972 at an Anti-Sealing booth at a shopping mall near my home, Greenpeace was advocating to ‘End the white Seal Hunt’. I asked the girl on duty that day if she was a Vegetarian. ‘Of course!’ was her answer. She added that ‘she objected to the killing of all animals, even for food’. So, what do you think of the slaughter of Buffalo, I asked? ‘That was disgusting and totally reprehensible!’, she replied . . . Well then, I said, maybe you should stop eating bread and noodles and rice and corn oil, because they all are grown and harvested where the Buffalo used to roam . . . that makes you a Supporter of the Slaughter of the Buffalo. Her terse response was . . . ‘I believe in no such thing! . . . Get out of my booth, now!!’ This is a very simple story . . . very complex realities. That kind of simple thinking from that girl, in that booth, that day, Rules our World, even today . . . Environmentalists have brought this ‘Naïve simplicity’ to us today . . . In Spades! PS . . . Those Buffalo, pound for pound, have been replaced in North America, by 70 million Cows . .

    Greenpeace & The WWF Won $$$ . . . Nature looses . . . Nothing was learned . . . Except how to line your pockets preaching ‘The Good Word’ from upon high . . . Our new found Religion . . . Brought to us by Environmental Zealots . . .

    https://www.academia.edu/84062057/Dogma_Rules_Unchallenged

    • Stuart Hamish permalink
      August 6, 2022 6:26 am

      You are repeating yourself

  19. Liardet Guy permalink
    August 5, 2022 7:51 pm

    I remember Mombot attacked the Hockey Team and then recanted, appearing on Telly with a sort of whitewash. Shameful.

  20. August 6, 2022 7:50 am

    If cows are to be no longer farmed, where is the leather for my shoes coming from?
    The most popular foot wear I see are made from oil by products so fewer leather shoes increases oil demand, exactly what Mr Monbiot doesn’t want? 🙂

  21. Gerry, England permalink
    August 7, 2022 10:18 am

    Idiots like Monbiot don’t realise that without farming the countryside will turn to wild scrub with a drop in species that have adapted to our farming methods.

  22. Bill Francis permalink
    August 7, 2022 3:00 pm

    From animal farming to Animal Farm. Where do they dig these idiots up from?

  23. JapanT permalink
    August 9, 2022 12:56 am

    In last night’s Japan Times. Tell me again that this is not a coordinated effort.

    https://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2022/08/08/food/japan-plant-based-meat/?cx_testId=6&cx_testVariant=cx_1&cx_artPos=4&cx_experienceId=EXXFDXJ86ALZ#cxrecs_s

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