Despite Dairy clean river propaganda – look at this

By   /   February 19, 2019  /   11 Comments

Unbelievable that in 2019 we still have cows in rivers.

These pictures taken just last week as I came down the Whanganui river from Hiruharama to Downes hut on Te Araroa.

Dirty dairying still trashing our rivers.

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  1. Keepcalmcarryon says:

    They look like beefies to me

  2. Marc says:

    Yes, a bovine animal species, on the river bank. Millions of cows and cattle, but also millions of humans live in this country, the latter create a lot of crap and urine also, some ending up in treatment plants, other in the Waitemata and Manukau Harbours, same as in some other water.

    We should get rid of excessive human stock also, perhaps?

    • Tom says:

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    • John W says:

      We should get rid of excessive human stock also, perhaps?

      Number one on a sensible agenda.

      How is the number two.

      Meanwhile as we argue about number two we can certainly get rid of at least half out cattle ASAP.


      Adjust them to suit a more equitable and smaller society.

      No sacred cows

  3. Ele Ludemann says:

    Don’t let facts get in the way of your prejudice, Keep Calm is right, these are beef cattle.

    • Aaron says:

      Yes because as we know shit from beef cattle actually cleans the water – as opposed to the shit from dairy cattle.

    • Mjolnir says:

      Ohhhh, BEEF cattle!! So that’s ok then for them to be shitting and pissing in the river then, Ele??? Youve no problem with BEEF cattle polluting our waterways??

      People like you should not be allowed to farm. You spoil it for those farmers who want to do the right thing.

    • Ele, it is unclear why you believe there is any significant difference between faecal matter from a dairy cow as opposed to faecal matter from a “beef cattle”.

      Perhaps you could expand on the difference, regarding the difference?

      I’m not a farmer, but if it looks like shit; smells like shit; I ain’t swimmin’ in it.

  4. Andrew says:

    John pretending to be an environmentalist

  5. Tom Gardner says:

    If a judge of the Hugh Court, who presumably knows the law, can have her cows wandering into Lake Taylor (see link), the message goes out that anyone can.

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