…in Australia

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Why don’t scientists and government officials of this country understand the threats associated with livestock grazing in fragile ecosystems, like the arid west and high alpine areas, as the scientists and government officials of Australia do?

 

Just like Australia, we have environmental laws that are being broken, but rather than enforce those laws our government agencies are busy being spokesmen for the destructive livestock grazing in these landscapes. They routinely peddle lies and weasel out of any responsibility or accountability by producing huge volumes of documents that simply don’t do anything to address problems that are readily identifiable.

Top scientists urge halt to alpine grazing trial.

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Ken Cole

Ken Cole, Buffalo Field Campaign's Executive Director, is a 5th generation Idahoan, an avid fly fisherman, wildlife enthusiast, and photographer. He was formerly the Idaho Director for Western Watersheds Project.

One Response to Top scientists urge halt to alpine grazing trial

  1. avatar Ovis says:

    Looks like they paid a heavy price with the recent mind-boggling floods.

    OK. It was an unusual weather pattern, but that is when livestock denuded slopes do their very worst damage. There was an article here, I read, speaking off how Australia is trashed by livestock grazing.

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