Merle Haggard No Fan Of The Cowboy

Thought this was worth reposting.

September 22, 2009

Here’s a great quote from Merle Haggard on cowboys and cattle.  Glad to add Merle’s voice to the debate.  It’s no secret the livestock industry has a chokehold on public lands in the West, with cattle causing untold damage to the environment.   The special treatment ranchers have to graze livestock on public lands is the single biggest reason wolves have to be “managed”.

 Go Merle!!!

“The thing that bothers me the most is the recklessness and greed of the local ranchers, who run too many cattle back here, choking with waste the creek that runs through my property. There’s certain times of day that the cowboys like to send them turds down the river. Them f**kers piss me off. if you gotta mess up the ecology of the world in order to raise a bunch of cows, well eat somethin else. I’m not a fan of the cowboys.”

– Merle Haggard, Rolling Stone, 10/1/09



An un-named stream BLM refers to as Pine Creek has been blown out by livestock in the Lost River Range. 10/2/07……Western Watersheds

Posted in:  public land degradation by livestock

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4 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. here’s another photo of Pine Creek :



    • That is truly disgusting, much worse then it looks in the video. It’s so sad to see our public lands destroyed in this way. Thanks for the update!


  2. The greatest possible change that could be made to benefit wildlife in the west, especially predators, is twofold; First, the destruction of the political power of the livestock industry and 2nd; COMPLETE REMOVAL OF ALL COWS FROM PUBLIC LANDS.



    • Amen PLF!


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