Face of the day

Maylands MLA Lisa Baker.Picture:?Justin Benson-Cooper.

Our Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been described as a ” pretty little communist” and today’s face of the day, a politician from Australia has been described as a “Green communist.”

A State Government MP has been attacked as a ?green communist? after she blamed farmers for climate change, demanded livestock be replaced with plants and called on people to eat less meat.

Lisa Baker, the Labor member for Maylands, prompted outrage when she told State Parliament her Government should encourage reduced meat consumption through concepts such as ?meat-free Mondays?.

Ms Baker said meat-eating men produced more greenhouse gas emissions than vegan women

[…] Gary Buller, who breeds Angus cattle in WA?s South West, said Ms Baker needed to get a ?grip on reality?.

[…] ?People with these views are away with the fairies ? they?re green communists,? Mr Buller said.

Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA president Tony Seabrook said Ms Baker was hell-bent on bringing down the red meat industry.

[…] Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said Ms Baker?s comments would be ?laughable if it wasn?t so serious?.

[…] ?Her world is a simple one of vegans, good, meat eaters bad,?
[…] ?What is she advocating? That a carbon tax now becomes a steak tax?

[…] According to CSIRO?s latest figures, released in April last year, the Australia?s red meat industry reduced emissions by 45 per cent between 2005 and 2015.
WA shadow agricultural minister Ian Blayney said the claims were ?far-left socialist agenda? and damaged the rural sector?s confidence.