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For those who don't know: in the Netherlands, since 2016 there has been something going on we call a "barnfire trend". Cattle farmers who are in financial trouble, or are at the edge of bankrupcy, put their own farm on fire, burn all of their animals alive, pretend it is an accident and then receive a huge sum of insurance money. Since one farmer did this, many others follow, and they still do. Just in this itty-bitty tiny country of mine, millions of animals suddenly burn alive in barnfire "accidents" and new, improved farms from the insurance money keep popping up everywhere. Not all farmers follow the trend, but many, WAY too many, do, at the expense of millions of innocent lives. The authorities don't bother investigating because farm animals are considered property in our country and have zero protection. Many farmers struggle financially because the number of people who eat meat keeps dropping drastically, and some even openly discuss a barnfire with other farmers as their only way out of the financial mess.
But yesterday one of those farmers finally got arrested after burning down his house and farm, killing all of his animals and his guard dog, hoping to catch some good insurance money! Sadly it was only because his fire brought the other humans in danger who lived in the house (otherwise he would have gotten away with it, just like the dozends of others who do it every month, because "they're just animals"). Because human lives were involved this time, the police investigated and all evidence lead to the farmer himself. I wish they'd just investigate every of those darn barnfires already! Not just those who only involved human lives! Some other farmers in the Netherlands are in a state of willed delusion about this, because they fear for the reputation of Dutch cattle farmers, and keep insisting that ALL barnfires, dozends
a month, are just ALL "accidents". This comic shows one of the absurd arguments such farmers pull in response to people who don't play dumb and recognize the obvious fraud. I mean, this guy put his farm on fire for the 5TH TIME in 2 weeks, because the first times didn't burn off everything (the firemen were able to put it out faster than he predicted)! How damn stupid or deluded must one be to keep insisting that these are just "accidents"? Farmers like this deserve a lifetime in jail!
Original news article about his arrest: www.rtlnieuws.nl/nieuws/nederl…
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My first comic about this subject: fav.me/daqqghs
Second one: fav.me/dcnza05