Environment

The Farmers’ Nightmare

 When somebody sits on top of a pole for an extended period determined to starve himself to death, it usually attracts the attention of the media. However, it appears that sitting on the pole and starving is the story, while the reason behind such drastic behaviour receives little attention. Peter Spencer did receive a lot of media attention and he has since come down from his pole. But the reasons for his behaviour and his efforts to draw attention to an appalling piece of legislation that is affecting thousands of farmers across the nation need some explanation. The scene for…

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