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‘Found’ the ‘Lost’ Cartoon

February 4, 2012

The other day Adam blogged about a rather unpleasant cartoon, re the Crafar Farms farrago, penned by Tom Scott. Interestingly this cartoon is not on line though subsequent ones are.

Unfazed Adam has located a copy of the Dominion Post in hard copy so he can now show you what Fairafx have not put up on Stuff.

In this cartoon Scott not only impugns the hopeful Chinese investors in Crafar, but the dairy farming industry generally. Although there are farmers who pollute, and apparently the Crafar family may have on occasion been amongst those, many do not.

This morning the DomPost letters to the editor contained several letters negative on this cartoon, including one correspondent who pointed out that many towns and cities discharged more effluent into the waterways than dairy farmers, and that unlike when dairy farmers did so, there was little if any complaint.

Wonder why Stuff have not put this online?

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4 Comments
  1. February 4, 2012 2:51 pm

    “including one correspondent who pointed out that many towns and cities discharged more effluent into the waterways than dairy farmers, and that unlike when dairy farmers did so, there was little if any complaint.”

    You made a point of commenting about dairying, yet won’t engage in discussion about it?
    Why’s that, Adam?

    • adamsmith1922 permalink*
      February 4, 2012 5:28 pm

      Robert

      I do not think you fully read my comment below where I wrote:-

      As it happens I am no fan of intensive dairying, nor do I approve of the conversion of so much land to dairy, especially as I consider it could lead to long term problems with water supply, especially as regards aquifer depletion inthe South island, but that is not the point at issue here, the point is Scott’s tendency to stoke the fires of anti-Chinese prejudice.

      So I will engage in discussion, and am planning a post on the issue

  2. February 4, 2012 11:39 am

    ” Although there are farmers who pollute, and apparently the Crafar family may have on occasion been amongst those, many do not.”

    Many do not?
    “Many” farmers do not pollute? That’s your argument for not drawing cartoons that highlight the serious issue of the impact of dairying on the environment? Many farmers ‘not polluting’ is a sad description of what’s happening to our waterways, soils and atmosphere.
    I suggest you dig a little deeper into the issue, Adam.

    • adamsmith1922 permalink*
      February 4, 2012 11:44 am

      Robert, my point made earlier was that Scott’s cartoon was racist by implying that Cinese owners would automatically be polluters, but as you are so blinkered you failed to correlate with my original post.

      I did not and do not interpret Scott’s cartoon being about dairy pollution as such, but as an attack on Chines ownership as made clear by the comment he attributes to the frog.

      As it happens I am no fan of intensive dairying, nor do I approve of the conversion of so much land to dairy, especially as I consider it could lead to long term problems with water supply, especially as regards aquifer depletion inthe South island, but that is not the point at issue here, the point is Scott’s tendency to stoke the fires of anti-Chinese prejudice.

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