Photo: George Wuerthner
Domestic livestock grazing is Hell on the Earth.
Waterways in the West are dying. It's something we expect in the chemical toilet; but now, We, the People stand to lose more watersheds to invasive species like Herefords and Angus if western earth haters get their way.
Rob Chaney tells readers of the Missoulian that pink slime producers want more grazing on lands already hurting after a century and a half of human-induced degradation:
Last week, Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., co-sponsored a bill that would double the length of grazing leases on federal land from 10 to 20 years. The Grazing Improvement Act of 2012 is needed, according to Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., because ranchers need protection from activists trying to block public-land grazing. “That would be us,” said Tom Woodbury of the Western Watersheds Group in Missoula. “That’s who he’s talking about.”Stop the war on the West: call your Representative and kill this legislation.