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Old 05-31-2006, 06:15 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by The Peaceful Warrior
http://www.wasteofthewest.com/Chapter3.html
http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/swcbd/Programs/grazing/

Has anyone heard about this? From what I've read elsewhere apparently the west is extremely unproductive with its livestock, with the east far surpassing the west in production with far less land use. The public pays good money for the western grazers to just let cattle trample on land, rendering it infertile, and pollute with bovine emissions. On top of it all is this cowboy myth surrounding public lands grazers, you know, free spirited remnants of the old west. But, in reality they're actually just freeloading.

What do you guys think about this situation?
Yes, we could probably use far less land for cattle grazing and probably produce more, but animal rights groups would be on our asses like a bum on a ham sandwich. You do realize lots of Eastern countries have poor animal rights, not to mention human rights?
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