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Grazing to Extinction

January 1, 2000
WildEarth Guardians
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Public Lands, Wildlife  
The fragile desert grasslands of the interior West have been forever altered by the cumulative effects of too many cattle. Most western grasslands did not evolve with large grazing mammals, and are ill-suited to alien livestock. By eliminating the most palatable perennial grasses, livestock have degraded forever a landscape where they never should have been in the first place.

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