Attached is a Zoom talk I gave to the Massachusetts Sierra Club on the ecological costs of livestock grazing in the West, but I also provide evidence that livestock production has a serious global impact.


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George Wuerthner

George Wuerthner is an ecologist and former hunting guide with a degree in wildlife biology

One Response to Livestock Grazing in the West–A full accounting of costs

  1. Maximilian Werner says:

    What an excellent treatment of this issue, George. I am grateful for all the work you’ve done to acquire this knowledge and your willingness to share it. I might be teaching Investigative Writing this summer and I’d like to put this presentation in conversation with an ag proponent. How would they respond to your arguments? What would they say? I think we’d all be very interested to find out. (When we let the facts speak for themselves, what are we left with?) If you know of anyone who might fit the bill, please advise.

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February 2024


‎"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