Matt and Janet Thompson came from America, invested millions of their own money trying to start a farm with 15,000 head of cattle, and was going well until Matt questioned the climate change lunacy and policies of Western Australia.
In a move worthy of North Korea the government machine closed ranks and set about destroying the Thompsons. by burying their business in red tape and never ending licence applications.
So far a black Holden has not turned up in the dead of night to cart Matt Thompson off to the Gulag in Arnhem Land, but it could only be a question of time as eco facism takes hold in Western Australia.
I need your help, because they need your help. Please read this whole story and consider if you can help. WUWT readers may recall this story: Death of a Feedlot Operator …in which the anal-retentive government of West Australia has “licensed” a family farm out of operation due to some shonky science and arbitrary application of the “sniff test”. Yes that’s right, cattle farms smell, so do pig farms, as does any farm. But now it’s reason to shut one out due to baseless complaints from the local greens. And, it all started when Matt Thompson started doubting global warming and talking about it publicly.This sort of behaviour by Church of Climatology administrations is likely to become the norm, as having failed to scare us shitless with the climate change lie, they will now seek to force their will on people by methods favoured by totalitarian regimes.
I’ve never made a plea to the WUWT worldwide readership for help, I’m making one now to donate to these people to stave off eviction. If nothing else, do it to spite the government of Western Australia and the greens (Environmental Defender’s Office WA) that have turned farming into a “crime”. The real crime is that government listens to these hotheads.H/T WUWT
Don’t bring your investment dollars to Western Australia — not while the Department of the Environment and The Greens effectively controls the state.
The Thompsons waited a full year to get Works Approval for a 15,000 head feedlot. After they had already committed the capital, the rules kept shifting. They discovered they’d need ongoing licenses as well. After several years of ramping up the capacity on these licenses, things changed. Matt spoke out as a skeptic. About that time, the renewals were delayed, then the numbers were cut in half, and new conditions were added that were impossible to meet. To feed and supply water for thousands of cattle the Thompsons had to sign agreements in advance to pay for hundreds of thousands of dollars of goods they could not use, but had no way of knowing that at the time. When they appealed, it took 18 months to get “vindicated” but by then there was only six months left on the “two year” license. Not enough to set up all the contracts and run a business. The new sub-clauses meant that even licenses for a qualified “10,000″ head had vague untestable conditions: the license you have when you don’t have a license. H/T JoNova