Bravo Ft. Collins!

The Ft Collins protested included one awesome mustang and a great crew of people. Here’s a newspaper article from the Coloradoan and more coming. photo: Gary Myers

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14 Responses to “Bravo Ft. Collins!”

  1. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    FT. COLLINS, THANKYOU!!!! IT MUST LIGHTEN THE HEARTS OF THE HUMANE OBSERVERS TO SEE ALL OF YOU. THEY KNOW THAT THEY ARE NOT ALONE.

  2. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    ROXY, I FOUND ONE SOURCE OF CORPORATE GRAZING:
    In Battle Over Public Lands, Ranchers Push Public Aside
    Search All NYTimes.com

    KETCHUM, Idaho— The high alpine country near the grave of Ernest Hemingway is some of the prettiest public land in America, with its flower meadows, wild horses and views of the tallest mountains in Idaho. Signs inform visitors that it is a land of “many uses,” overseen for the public by the Federal Bureau of Land Management.
    But Congress is now poised to grant ranchers virtual control over this and almost every other part of the 270 million acres of Federal land where grazing permits have already been issued. People who hunt, fish or hike say the concept of sharing the use of public lands is being shoved aside for a small special interest.
    In the heart of the Idaho mountains northeast of Sun Valley, for example, the computer billionaires William Hewlett and David Packard, two of the richest men in America, graze their cattle on nearly 100,000 acres of Federal land that adjoins their 15,000-acre private ranch.

    • kas0859ohio Says:

      I have always said GREED is what is driving this whole mess. Its (not really) funny how the more money a person has the more money a person wants. Its so sad these people take advantage of this situation, perhaps they don’t know what they are potentially doing?

    • Karen L. Says:

      Excellent job, Louie!

    • Robin Bailey Says:

      Louie, thank you for this info. I passed it on to a very good friend of mine. We got into a huge disagreement last week about the BLM. I think this will help him see the BLM isn’t what he thought it was.

      Kas, I would really like to think these folks haven’t a clue the impact they are having, but – this is only my opinion – I think they must know. Successful businessmen know a good deal when they see one. And you’re spot on – it’s always about the money. If any were oblivious to begin with, I’m sure they aren’t now. But I haven’t heard of anyone turning their grazing permits back in. Has anybody?

  3. jan Says:

    dont know where to post but i emailed sarah palin – she has a website called SarahPAC and u shd be able to find it – and u can email her – i gave her the link to cloud so hope someone in her office looks it up

    • Karen L. Says:

      jan, Maybe she likes horses? In general she is not considered a friend of wildlife though. Aerial gunning of any animal is unconscionable.

  4. jan eaker Says:

    Sarah Palin the wolf killer????? somehow I don’t see much sympathy there for the horses,

  5. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    THE HEWLETT-PACKARD IS JUST ONE OF MANY.

  6. Robin Bailey Says:

    Karen L., thank you for the link above about the grazing permits. I had no idea this existed.

  7. Georgia Halloran Says:

    Maybe this is the reason for Palin-from LA Times
    During her bid to become vice president, Sarah Palin became a target among conservation groups for her support, as Alaska’s governor, of the aerial killing of wolves in Alaska.

    Perhaps rightly so. The practice is cruel and not at all sporting. But the practice apparently is working. Experts, citing the removal of predators as a major factor, say more caribou in the Southern Alaska Peninsula herd are surviving.

    Craig Medred, outdoors reporter for the Anchorage Daily News, in a story today, points out that surveys completed in October counted an average of 39 calves per 100 cows, compared to only one calf per 100 cows in 2006 and 2007.

    The recent removal of 28 wolves from the region is largely credited.

    The caribou herd had shrunk from nearly 5,000 at the start of the decade to about 600 last year, and the state would like to see it maintained at about 3,500. It requires a 20% or better calf survival rate just to keep from declining further

  8. Janet Ferguson Says:

    Oregon, Steens — this wind thing appears to be about. . . .

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . wait for it. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    CATTLE!

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/outdoors/2011018180_websteensmountain09.html

  9. Janet Ferguson Says:

    Here’s a website showing Federal $$ paid out. You can research in several ways. I am not sure what it is good for exactly — most recent year thru 2007.

    I have it on “Nevada.” $$$ from BLM is on this page.

    http://www.fedspending.org/faads/faads.php?reptype=p&database=faads&datype=T&fiscal_year=2007&sortby=f&detail=-1&principal_place_state_code=32

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