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  1. Agriculture: Steps to sustainable livestock
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    With improved breeding and cultivation, ruminant animals can yield food that is better for people and the planet.
  2. Broken Heartland
    The looming collapse of agriculture on the Great Plains

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Today, the idea of a return to nature, which a pair of academics named Frank and Deborah Popper, first described twenty five years ago in a scholarly article entitled "The Great Plains: From Dust to Dust," has become central to almost any conversation about the region's future.
  3. Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  4. Catering to Cows' Sociability
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1993
    Organic dairy farming involves putting cows out to pasture. This provides better quality feed at half the cost of silage, reduced vet bills, and longer productive lifespans.
  5. Counting the Real Costs of Public Land Grazing
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1989
  6. Cowburnt
    Resource Type: Article
    Most of the public lands in the West, and especially in the Southwest, are what you might call "cowburnt." Almost anywhere and everywhere you go in the American West you find hordes of these ugly, clumsy, stupid, bawling, stinking, flycovered, shit-smeared, disease-spreading brutes. They are a pest and a plague. they pollute our springs and streams and rivers. they infest our canyons, valleys, meadows, and forests. They graze off the native bluestem and grama and bunchgrasses, leaving behind jungles of prickly pear. They trample down the native forbs and shrubs and cactus. They spread the exotic cheatgrass, the Russian thistle, and the crested wheatgrass. Weeds.
  7. Feedlots and E. Coli
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Improving processing plant inspections is a good idea, but it is only part of the solution. The real solution is minimizing the potential contaminant. Secondly, slow down the processing line so the workers can do their jobs. CDC tells people to wash their hands, their cutting boards and to cook meat thoroughly. Good sound suggestions, but why is the burden of safety inordinately placed on the consumer? Why are the processors allowed to hide behind the 'safe handling instructions' and maximize their profits with impunity?
  8. The History of Costa Rica
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2007
    An overview of Costa Rican history with an emphasis on how Costa Ricans have been able to make their own history, "though they do not make it just as they choose."
  9. I was wrong on veganism
    Traditional livestock production makes ecological sense

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    An environmental reporter reviews the environmental impacts of meat production in the developed world. He finds that First World meat production is incredibly wasteful but that this is not a requirement of livestock rearing so much as an entrenched practice, and offers suggestions for greening the industry.
  10. In Palliser's Triangle
    Living in the Grasslands 1850-1930

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1995
    Potyondi asks: Should the Grasslands have been farmed at all? The book describes how westerners changed the grasslands.
  11. India's Dalit cattle skinners share stories of abuse
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    From hospital wards to skinning fields, India's Dalit cattle skinners share stories of abuse and fears for their future.
  12. Is there a vast cowspiracy about climate change?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Cowspiracy movie review: Cowspiracy's argument is based on badly flawed and almost unanimously rejected interpretations of science. Actual science and scientists are practically absent among the many talking heads in the film.
  13. Ordering the vegetarian meal? There's more animal blood on your hands
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    The author contends that published figures suggest that, in Australia, producing wheat and other grains results in: at least 25 times more sentient animals being killed per kilogram of useable protein, more environmental damage, and a great deal more animal cruelty than does farming red meat.
  14. Rage, Race and Violence on the Western Range
    The Origins of the Rancher Insurrection

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Ranchers have openly defied federal environmental regulations, built private roads and water structures on public lands and used bellicose tactics to hold off enforcement actions by rangers from the Forest Service and the BLM.
  15. Securing communal land rights for Tanzania's Indigenous Peoples
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Commuting between land rights negotiations in the city and herding goats on the plains, Edward Loure is at once a traditional Maasai and a modern urbanite. That ability to straddle the two very different worlds he inhabits has been key to his success at having 200,000 acres of land registered into village and community ownership.

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