Could government officials in Ireland actually be mulling over a plan to kill hundreds of thousands of cows because they’re a problem for climate?
Because what they burp is bad for the environment? Give me a break!
Still, those were the stories I read recently online citing reports in The Irish Mirror that Irish Department of Agriculture officials were planning to kill 200,000 dairy cows over the next three years to combat climate change.
What the hell? This is one time I’m in total accord with Elon Musk whom I saw visibly upset over this news too, which got me thinking more kindly about the Tesla titan with whom I now felt in cow collaboration.
A while back I was wondering if the main character in a TV Series I had created called Xtra Terresla ™ set in the heart of cow country, Texas, and modelled after Musk, should cast him as the hero or arch villain.
The villainy idea was based on how rough Musk sometimes plays in the real world, which he seems to want to control with his immense wealth. I was even wondering if Musk could make wealth a dirty word?
In my series, the lead character Sam Bullock plays the Musk-like character, an American business magnate, investor and genius engineer whose company is producing electric cars right smack in the heart of cow country, and America’s oil and gas industry.
In so doing, was he thumbing his nose at fossil fuels and what he calls “conventional thinking, vapid ideas and fuelish habits?” Or was he doing it for publicity, or did he truly detest the dumb pipes transporting dinosaur products like oil and gas? Whatever his motive, he won’t kowtow or hesitate to slam anyone who gets in his way or dares to doubt his word or determination to disrupt the energy world.
Sam is so damn sure of himself and so are his band of followers who fervently believe in him. They’re just as damn sure Sam is their man, their hero, the world’s savior and global warming’s worst enemy.
How ironic that today Musk’s defense of cows has got me rethinking he’s a hero and the heroic Sam and I are now on the same side. Just as it has upset Musk, this threat to Irish cows upset me so much I had to write a letter to The Irish Mirror.
In Musky outrage, I fire off a letter to the editor saying I’m one terribly upset American of Irish descent if this is a true story about cows might having to pay the ultimate price for climate change when there are so many other guilty parties.
I told the editor to tell the Irish Department of Agriculture to take a hike away from that horrible idea. They’d better dare not kill 200,000 dairy cows in Ireland, or such a terrible injustice and tragedy would give all those seeking to combat climate change a bad name or worse, brand them as ruthless murderers.
You don’t kill livestock just because of their bad breath burps and manure. It’s not cool and it’s not the right way to a cooler climate. And you’ll regret it until the cows come home, I wrote.
If they want to reduce the number of livestock in Ireland, tell them to donate the cows to impoverished countries where children are starving, and God will bless them with better climate.
So, tell those climate alarmists in Ireland to cool it and that sanity is the right way to deal with climate change, not a deplorable mass murder of innocent animals.
Take it from me as I’m an expert in public relations and founder and CEO of TransMedia Group, and a former newspaper reporter, killing all those poor cows because of their bad breath, would be the worst publicity imaginable for Ireland in a world in which millions of children are short of breath from weakening hunger.
I closed with this picture depicting the concept for my TV series Xtra Terresla™ still awaiting production deep in the heart of where I once lived, the great state of Texas. Here are angry Texas cattlemen trying to rope their enemy, Xtra Terresla.