From the monthly archives: December 2013

Provisions would increase rancher base property value solely by issuing longer grazing lease and waving public participation-

An article in fiscally conservative Forbes Magazine looks at the real effects of the “Grazing Improvement Act.” It is yet more money for the elite (or just plain lucky) set of ranchers who hold a public grazing lease.


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It may already be too late

Throughout the west, bighorn sheep are seeking out mates and the rams are giving an incredible display by butting heads in competition for ewes.  This is a very visible spectacle in the Gardiner Basin of Montana that lies just north of Yellowstone National Park which is filled with many […]

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Predator Defense has been doing great work to uncover the malfeasance of USDA Wildlife Services, the federal agency tasked with killing wildlife to protect commercial agricultural interests.  Three former federal federal agents and Congressman Peter DeFazio were interviewed for the video.  Former Wildlife Services agents tell terrible stories about how their higher-ups told them to […]

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Will it be h0 hum or a blood bath?

In Wisconsin’s continuing wolf hunt which has felled wolves at a surprisingly rapid pace, now dogs will be added to mix. Wisconsin’s wolf hunt is supposed to end when 251 wolves out of the estimated 800 in the state have been killed. So far about 215 wolves […]

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December 2013
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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey