News, July 20: “Wolves Could Lose”
Agenda is Clear
The egregious environmental destruction taking place in the West because of grazing is hardly discussed by environmental or even animal groups. While we witness the terrible assaults on wolves, coyotes and other wild animals by the millions each year, nothing is being done to stop the livestock special interests from grazing on public lands. There seems to be no real political will to do so.
Public lands grazing supporter, oil/gas tycoon and GOP politician, Steve Pearce, in southern New Mexico, is working in Congress to end any chances of wolf re-introduction.
This is a quote, from the Congressional Western Caucus, of which is Pearce is a member: “As part of our advocacy, we will focus on an agenda which will increase energy independence and security, protect and promote multiple use access to federal lands, help educate the public and eventually bring about common-sense reforms to outdated environmental statutes such as the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act, and to reevaluate and reorient current views and policies on federal land ownership.”
To survive, native wildlife must, immediately, have public lands to call their own, free from livestock and other destructive human activities.
Drinks, July 20: “The Bitter Truth”
Campari in the Cabinet
This article motivated me to invest some funds at QB’s yesterday.
Crossword, July 20:
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