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6 edition of Welfare Ranching found in the catalog.

Welfare Ranching

The Subsidized Destruction of the American West

by George Wuerthner

  • 336 Want to read
  • 37 Currently reading

Published by Foundations for Deep Ecology 2 .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Animal husbandry,
  • Management of land & natural resources,
  • Pollution & threats to the environment,
  • Range management,
  • Grazing,
  • Environmental Conservation & Protection - General,
  • Nature,
  • Environmental Studies,
  • Range ecology,
  • Nature/Ecology,
  • USA,
  • Western & Pacific Coast states,
  • Agriculture - General,
  • Public Policy - General,
  • Technology / Agriculture & Animal Husbandry,
  • Animals,
  • West (U.S.),
  • Environmental aspects

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages368
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8611890M
    ISBN 101559639431
    ISBN 109781559639439

      viewEbooks & AudioEbooks Welfare Ranching: The Subsidized Destruction of the American West any. Welfare Ranching: The Subsidized Destruction of the American West. Edited by George Wuerthner and Mollie Matteson Island Press, , pages ISBN .

    Ranching’s devastating impacts upon the American West have drawn the attention of envi-ronmentalists since the writings of John Muir in the s. Yet not until , when Denzel and Nancy Ferguson published Sacred Cows at the Public Trough, have activists had a book that advanced a case for ending ranching on our public lands.   About For Books Welfare Ranching: The Subsidized Destruction of the American West Complete.

    Welfare Ranching: The Subsidized Destruction of the American West is a seven-pound book featuring pages of articles and photographs by expert authors and photographers on the severe negative impacts of livestock grazing on western public lands. subsidized ranching robs taxpayers, degrades the environment, and creates urban sprawl in the state of Colorado. Like past reports we’ve published on welfare ranching in New Mexico and Arizona, this report looks behind the cowboy myth and exposes what the ranching industry is really all about.


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Welfare Ranching by George Wuerthner Download PDF EPUB FB2

Welfare Ranching is a beautiful book, full of full-color photos and articles by dozens of scientists and concerned biological conservationists regarding the destruction of the American West by cattle ranchers/5(20). Welfare Ranching book Ranching illuminates the ecological damage that domestic livestock cause to Western public lands, analyzes the grazing system’s economic absurdity, and suggests how the cowboy myth’s tenacious grip on the public imagination has helped block rational public policy.

The book also addresses global livestock issues and the Midwest. Welfare Ranching book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In the American West, the sky is wide and the mountains are grand. Welfare Ranching – the Subsidized Destruction of the American West, a book I edited along with Mollie Matteson and published by Island Press, attempts to innumerate these costs.

If the real cost of a hamburger could even be minimally assessed, I am certain that every Big Mac is really priceless. Welfare Ranching reveals the deplorable practices that are ripping apart the ecological fabric of the arid West, where subsidized livestock grazing occurs on morethan million acres of publicly owned land.

The book offers a graphic look at the consequences of using taxpayer dollars to turn the West into agiant feedlot for cattle and sheep - the slaughter of predators, a growingnumber of. Free Book “In Progress” (or welfare) program that reaps a profit line that the rest of us pay for.

Livestock grazing on public land, or “welfare ranching,” creates a huge burden to the range and the tax payer. Share this: Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window). Books shelved as ranching: The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks, The Son by Philipp Meyer, Heart of a Shepherd by Rosanne Parry, The Scent of Rain and Lig.

In Welfare Ranching we finally have such a book; one whose statistics mirror the vastness of the western lands it portrays.

Here we find the work of thirty-three authors and twenty-one photographers combined into forty chapters of seven sections with color photographs all weighing in at more than six pounds.

Welfare Ranching reveals the deplorable practices that are ripping apart the ecological fabric of the arid West, where subsidized livestock grazing occurs on more than million acres of publicly owned land.

The book offers a graphic look at the consequences of using taxpayer dollars to turn the West into a giant feedlot for cattle and sheep. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Welfare Ranching: The Subsidized Destruction of the American West by Mollie Yoneko Matteson and George Wuerthner (, Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay.

Free shipping for many products. "Welfare Ranching: The Subsidized Destruction of the American West tells the story of a vast region, sparsely populated by people but tragically battered by an activity many of us have mistakenly believed is benign.

In fact, the production of livestock is incompatible. Welfare ranching: the subsidized destruction of the American West. Contributors: Wuerthner, George. Matteson, Mollie Yoneko. Wild Horses, Welfare Ranching Economics and the Truth; What the Bureau of Land Management do not want Taxpayers to know 24 Jan “The fact is the BLM and Welfare Ranchers are now stooping to levels of coercion and bully tactics to keep functioning as they have in the past.

But the truth has an odd way of seeking power over misinformation, lies. By George Wuerthner as published on The Wildlife News BLM plans to expand Public Land destruction caused by Welfare Ranching The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is rewriting its grazing regulations to allow more “flexibility” into range management.

The agency even proposes increases in grazing seasons and numbers. The largest U.S. public lands ranching entity (with an estimated 2 to 3 million acres of allotments in CA, ID, NV, OR and UT) is #63 on Forbes list.

Welfare Ranching The Subsidized Destruction of the American West (Book): "Welfare Ranching: The Subsidized Destruction of the American West tells the story of a vast region, sparsely populated by people but tragically battered by an activity many of us have mistakenly believed is benign.

In fact, the production of livestock is incompatible with the ecological health of much of the lands in. : Welfare Ranching: The Subsidized Destruction Of The American West () by Wuerthner, George; Matteson, Mollie and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(13).

Welfare Ranching Then and Now. 10 likes. Informational page about federal lands ranching and it's impact on the environment and citizens of the USA.

Ed Marston’s review of Welfare Ranching: Ranching advocates lack a rural vision) accuses the book’s authors of ignoring science and sprawl in. Welfare Ranching reveals the deplorable practices that are ripping apart the ecological fabric of the arid West, where subsidized livestock grazing occurs on more than million acres of publicly owned land.

The book offers a graphic look at the consequences of using taxpayer dollars to turn the West into a giant feedlot for cattle and sheep 5/5(7). Welfare Ranching reveals the deplorable practices that are ripping apart the ecological fabric of the arid West, where subsidized livestock grazing occurs on more than million acres of publicly owned land.

Les mer. Vår pris .The Welfare of Cattle offers an accurate, detailed account of the ethical and welfare concerns related to the human use of cattle. There is currently no significant book dealing with the welfare of cows, animals often seen as archetypal paradigms of \'farm animals\'.

Environmental groups in the West -- at least those not trying to buddy up to Washington -- have been trying to sound alarms about the destruction caused by Welfare Ranching to public lands -- lands that most of that very public mistakenly assume are in "wild" (i.e., "pristine" condition.

This book has been around awhile, but it's a great primer on the subject.