Breitbart reported that 400 tractors headed over to the northern town of Busum on March 22. The demonstrators driving the tractors protested limits imposed by Berlin on the number of animals farmers can own. According to critics of the measure, the mandates will eventually result in farms with fewer animals that produce less food.
Jann-Harro Petersen, a representative of the German Free Farmers association, blasted attempts by Brussels and Berlin to kill off the country's farming and fishing industry during his speech at the start of the rally. He argued that such sectors have been an essential part of life in the country's north for centuries. Petersen also rejected claims by the EU that the area should be "restored" to nature.
"In nature, there is no original state that could be restored. Nothing demonstrates this more impressively than our coastline on the North Sea over the past 500 years," he said. "They want to push us out of the area, but we won't give way." (Related: Germans outraged after Green Party official tells them to use washcloths instead of taking showers amid energy crisis.)
At least 60 fishermen on their trawlers expressed solidarity with the tractor-driving farmers by means of a demonstration at sea. The fisherman protested against an EU ban on certain types of trawling. While the EU claims the fishing method is harmful to the environment, Germany's shrimp fishing industry is at a higher risk of being negatively impacted.
For its part, Berlin defended the measures as being about animal welfare and a good starting point for those wanting to transition to organic farming.
German Food and Agriculture Minister Cem Ozdemir, who proposed the limits on farm animals, said he takes "hunger very seriously." But seemingly threatened by the climate fascism from the Green Party that he is part of, Ozdemir remarked: "You shouldn't misuse [food supply issues] as an argument to make compromises in terms of biodiversity and climate protection."
The Netherlands, Germany's northwestern neighbor, also saw similar protests by farmers angered by Brussels' green policies. While Berlin wanted to limit the number of animals farmers can own, Amsterdam wanted to close down farms outright in a bid to limit emissions and fight "climate change."
This did not sit well with Dutch farmers, who took to the streets in protest of the plan. Outrage against the proposal by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte also translated to the polls, sending candidates under the Farmer-Citizen Movement (BBB) to victory in the country's election. The BBB party is relatively young, having only been established in 2019.
Given the BBB's victory, at least one party leader in the Dutch House of Representatives emphasized the need for "adjustments" to the Netherlands' green agenda program. "There is a new reality, and the government has to relate to that," said Pieter Heerma, leader of the Christian Democratic Appeal party in the lower chamber.
However, the Democrats 66 (D66) party disagreed and insisted on proceeding with the plans to close farms.
"We clearly stated before the elections what we think is necessary to solve the nitrogen crisis and we still think so," said Jan Paternotte, leader of the D66 faction in the lower house.
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