Dutch City to Ban Meat Advertising Over ‘Climate Change’ Fears

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Dutch City to Ban Meat Advertising Over 'Climate Change' Fears

The Dutch city of Haarlem will ban meat advertising due to its supposed impact on climate change, officials said Wednesday.

The city near Amsterdam has agreed to outlaw ads for intensively farmed meat on public places from 2024.

The move was quietly approved by the city council in November.

“It will be the first city in the Netherlands — and in fact Europe and indeed the world — to ban ‘bad’ meat ads in public places,” Ziggy Klazes, councillor for the GroenLinks (Green-Left) party who drafted the motion, told AFP.

She argued it went against the city’s politics to “earn money by renting the city’s public space to products which accelerate global warming.”

Klazes said the ban would target all “cheap meat from intensive farming,” adding, “as far as I’m concerned, that includes ads from fast food chains.”

Amsterdam and The Hague have already banned petrol-driven cars, fossil fuels, and even air travel, but now Haarlem is set to add meat to that list.

“Banning ads for political reasons is nearly dictatorial,” Joey Rademaker, a Haarlem councillor for the right-wing BVNL party, said in a statement.

As Breitbart notes:

The Dutch meat industry body, the Centrale Organisatie voor de Vleessector, said Haarlem authorities were “going too far in telling people what’s best for them,” the Trouw newspaper said.

The sector recently launched its own campaign called “Netherlands Meatland” to promote meat-eating.

Haarlem’s ban comes at a sensitive time for the Netherlands, which has seen months of protests by farmers angry at government plans to cut nitrogen emissions to meet EU environmental targets.

The Dutch government wants to reduce the country’s herd of four million cows by nearly a third and possibly shut some farms.

Angry farmers have blocked roads with manure and trash, set fires and held massive tractor rallies to protest — drawing support from right-wingers worldwide, including former US President Donald Trump.

Meanwhile, the legal status of the carnivorous crackdown is also uncertain.

A ban could be challenged as an attack on freedom of expression, administrative law professor Herman Broering of Groningen University told Trouw newspaper.

Haarlem council must still study the legal issues before the ban can come into force, added Ziggy Klazes.

“You can’t ban adverts for a business, but you can ban adverts for a group of products” for public health, she said.

“Take the example of cigarette ads.”

Agriculture contributes to deforestation, climate change and emissions of greenhouse gases, loss of biodiversity and ecosystems, and is a major user of fresh water.

The EU has suggested that people cut down on consumption of meat and dairy products.

According to the Dutch central statistics office, some 95 percent of Dutch people eat meat, including 20 percent every day.

Other countries are banning advertising for certain types of food, including junk food, for health reasons rather than climate.

Britain is banning television ads for foods high in fat, sugar, and salt before 9:00 pm from 2023 to help cut child obesity.

Singapore has banned ads for the most unhealthy sugary drinks.

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John Thomas
John Thomas
1 year ago

Totally and utterly mad.

pianotony
pianotony
1 year ago

Fact is that much of the Dutch government were/are supporters and collaborators of the german nazis who also “banned” food suppliers and items while using people as human shields.

Bill
Bill
1 year ago

Sorry dingbat bu hat. I think perhaps an understanding of north and south poles moving to do the Sunday swap and the galactic sheet brining on the entire solar systems magnetic flip, causing the big drop of our superman shield (electromagnetic shield), may be in order

bill
bill
Reply to  Bill
1 year ago

huh?

bill
bill
1 year ago

Nine billion people farting 24/7, animals in nature, land and sea, farting 24/7 and they go after cattle.
Oh the chattel that are the so called enlightened law makers in our world.

Fred
Fred
Reply to  bill
1 year ago

If all those those law makers would stick a cork in it, it would offset the bovine.

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