Privately owned welfare cattle being herded onto public land and wild horse habitat DURING a BLM roundup at Antelope Complex, NV. ~ photo by Terry Fitch of Wild Horse Freedom FederationGrazing Permit Retirement Needed By George Wuerthner published on The Wildlife News “Across the West, livestock grazing is […]
By KEN RITTER as published on WRAL.com “It is painfully obvious that the claims asserted by Bundy … rest upon a fundamentally flawed notion advanced by Bundy since 1998 regarding ownership of federal public lands..” LAS VEGAS — A lawyer for rancher and states’ rights figure Cliven Bundy […]
Source: Center for Biological Diversity “The judge was being kind to call these claims delusional…” LAS VEGAS— Calling his legal claims “delusional,” a Nevada state court judge has dismissed rancher Cliven Bundy’s lawsuit to seize more than 58 million acres of federal lands and have them turned over […]
“So Welfare Ranchers get another handout at the expense of YOUR pocket book and the loss of habitat for wildlife on our public lands. More subsidies, more failed federal programs and a slap in the face to the private ranchers and farmers who pay taxes, maintain and care for their own land…the welfare ranchers of the west continue to rape our public lands and reap their private profits. The wild horses, burros and even sage grouse be damned as the most corrupt agency in the federal government continues to pander to special interests and deep pockets. The Department of the Interior’s BLM just can’t shake it’s addiction to cater to hunting, grazing and extraction special interests…and the wild ones are paying the price.” ~ R.T.
by George Wuerthner as published on CounterPunch “… the BLM failed to note that livestock grazing is by far and away the biggest factor in sage grouse decline across the West…” The BLM just released its decision on its proposed Bruneau Owyhee Sage-grouse Habitat Project (BOSH Project) which […]
By Christopher Ketcham as published on The New Republic Cowboys and cows are soaking the American West dry The American West faces its fifteenth year of low rainfall, sparse snowpack, and warming temperatures in what climatologists believe is only the beginning of a climate-change-induced megadrought that may last a […]
By Vickery Eckhoff as published on The Daily Pitchfork.org Who’s overgrazing BLM lands? Subsidized livestock. BLM data shows it. The below spreadsheet converts grazing receipts reported by the BLM for private livestock grazed under the public lands grazing program, allowing a direct head-to-head comparison between the number of […]