DEL RIO, TX – U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration has announced U.S. Border Patrol agents will no longer use horses at the border. Instead, the Green New Deal president is putting those agents back into their off-road vehicles and increasing the overall carbon footprint of the agency.
Biden, who has called for an end to fossil fuel-based vehicles has banned the use of horses, which according to David-Mason Jones of Hoofbeat, has a considerably lower carbon footprint than a four-wheel-drive SUV.
“The biomass of a horse is a carbon sink in the same way as the biomass of a tree in a forest is a carbon sink,” Jones said.
Horses have a much lower carbon footprint than the cow, which has been demonized by the left for its large emissions of methane gas.
Extension Horses, a cooperative extension of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture explains, the horse is not a ruminant. The digestive process of horses produces far less methane than the digestive system of cattle and sheep.
“The digestive system of a horse cannot break down the tough grasses as a cow or sheep can. The horse has a single stomach that can only deal with easily digestible carbohydrates in grasses. Horses are selective grazers and will not eat the tougher grasses because they cannot digest them. Horses simply produce less methane in their digestive system,” EH said. “So the horse’s carbon footprint is considerably smaller than an automobile’s.”
EH explains that cattle are ruminants.
“Cattle, sheep, and certain other grazing animals are known as ruminants because their gut contains a rumen. The rumen is a part of the ruminant’s digestive system that breaks down tough grasses found in natural pastures. In breaking down the tough grasses, the bacteria in the rumen release large amounts of methane gas. The ruminant animal then belches out the methane gas,” EH said.
The move by the Biden administration is counter to the President’s carbon footprint reduction initiative.