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.