So many good points brought up that I wanted to expand on some of them.
Yesterday I was part of a live broadcast panel discussing the threat against wildlife in Point Reyes National Seashore. One might think the threat I'm referring to is that of wildfires, but sadly, the threat is from the park staff who are under control of animal agriculture.
I have embedded the original broadcast on my sites (wachinghumans.com and shameofpointreyes.org), but also recorded a follow up to the panel because the panelists brought up some great points that I wanted to expand on. Please watch these, also embedded below the original broadcast.
I also want to thank Jane for asking the tech community of the Bay Area to use their clout and their resources to help in the fight against this corruption. My old tech friends, you have the power to make a difference and activists desperately need your assistance. Nature is under assault across the globe, but also right here in your back yard, even national park units aren't safe! You can make your mark by preserving this gem on our coast rather than letting it turn into what the rest of the world is becoming...a desolate feed lot of cattle.
My Follow Up Part 1
My Follow Up Part 2
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As I biked past the fields of invasive plants that had burned to ash while surrounded by trees I kept thinking of the claim I read yesterday that "cattle prevent encroaching trees and shrubs which are a fire fuel threat." Yes, the California Cattle Council actually funded a study with that claim. So I pulled over to show the fire-resistant trees still standing while surrounded by the ashes of the annual, fire-fuel plants BROUGHT TO CALIFORNIA BY ANIMAL AGRICULTURE. The people who put us in this mess in the first place now want all of California's native, fire-resistant plants replaced with more cow grazing fields.
Just remember everyone (caveman voice) "Cow good, tree bad".
#californiacattlecouncil #fire #wildfire #animalagriculture #california #fire #lies
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This article recently came out providing just about every example of misleading BS that I previously touched on in my full urban grazing analysis video.
Watch me rip this one apart, although I must say they made it pretty easy.
Included in their article:
Fear of fire - check
Focus on the misguided concept of reducing biofuel - check
Glittering, but unfounded generic claims of cows "improving things" - check
Referring to native plants and trees as "encroaching plant life" - check
Any long term studies showing health improvements of habitat thanks to cattle
Any long term studies showing that livestock grazing reduces wild fires and fire intensity
Any acknowledgement that severe weather conditions cause fires, not biomass
Any acknowledgement that the pursuit of animal agriculture drives us further into drought conditions
Any acknowledgement that California's grasslands are a thing of the past thanks to animal agriculture
#cattlegrazing #wildfires #firesuppression #urbangrazing #california #fire #cattle
The benefits of cattle grazing for reducing fire fuels and hazard - Community Contributor, Devii Rao
The California Cattle Council recently funded a UC Cooperative Extension project to evaluate how much fine fuel (grasses and other plants) are eaten by cattle on rangelands, and how this may affect wildfire behavior.
Devii RaoThe UC Cooperative Extension Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor serving San Benito, Monterey, and Santa Cruz counties.