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Estonian farmers to pay for cow gases

Estonian farmers will now have to pay for their cattle's contribution to climate change. A new 'digestive gases tax' is introduced to compensate for the greenhouse gas that cows produce during their life, reports MIGnews.com.

An ordinary cow's daily digestion results in an estimated 350 litres of methane and 1,500 litres of carbon oxide released into the atmosphere. Experts believe farms account for as much as a quarter of Estonia's greenhouse gas emission. Opposition parties called the new tax 'unprecedented for the European Union'.

Source: Russia Today

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