On the way through he also¬†used Federated Farmers logo without permission with these words underneath it, ‚ÄúFederated Farmers ‚Äď environmental retards?‚ÄĚ. ¬†He has since edited that out after getting reminded he had not asked for permission but has left his offensive words highlighted in a text box (pictured right).¬†¬†
But he also carries on in the body of the post.
‚ÄúWhat isn‚Äôt acceptable however is that a national farming lobby group becomes chief apologist for such a¬†retarded¬†attitude‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúProgressive farmers should form their own lobby group, there‚Äôs few benefits being tarred with the brush of environmental¬†retards.‚ÄĚ
To see what a poor farmer (according to Gareth) Bruce Wills is, Country Calendar visited his farm mid-year –¬†¬†where they describe him as a “greenie”.
The cause for Mr Morgan‚Äôs anger though, is Federated Farmers exercising their legal right to appeal to the High Court (with HortNZ), about the Environment Court‚Äôs decision on Horizon‚Äôs One Plan.¬† The Manawatu river is central.¬† Labeled as ‚Äúamong the worst in the western world‚ÄĚ by the¬†Dominion Post¬†in 2009 and described by Judge Thompson as effectively being in a death spiral in his recent decision, was this week judged by the Ministry for the Environment as being generally safe for swimming (a ‚Äėfair‚Äô rating overall).
Once again Gareth Morgan isn’t in full command of the facts and abusive using people with intellectual disabilities as an insult to farmers. That is shameless and outrageous.