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Welfare Ranching: The Subsidized Destruction Of The American West

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In the American West, the sky is wide and the mountains are grand. Everything is on a big scale - including the debate over livestock production on the nation's public lands.

For more than a century, ranching and its associated activities (such as the growing of irrigated feed crops) has been the major land use over most of the western states. While many Americans think of
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Paperback, 368 pages
Published August 1st 2002 by Foundations for Deep Ecology 2
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Angela
Jul 05, 2013 rated it did not like it
I am fine with writing books to uncover truths.
I just don't like the way the book lumps all ranchers in one group. There are many ranchers doing things to conserve and manage properly.

Excerpt from unmarked page: "Do cowboys work hard? Sometimes. But most ranchers don't work very hard. They have lots of leisure time for politics and bellyaching... Anytime you go into a small Western town you'll find them at the nearest drugstore, sitting around all morning drinking coffee, and talking about the
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Nov 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic book. You must read it!
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