Merle Haggard No Fan Of The Cowboy

Cowboys 1898 round up in Colorado

Cattle Round Up 1890 – Colorado

December 11, 2014

“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

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“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

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Video: YouTube Western Watersheds

Posted in:  Public Land Degradation by Livestock

Tags: cattle, wolves or livestock, public land degradation

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  1. Reblogged this on Exposing the Big Game.

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  2. I remember hiking in northern CA and seeing the cattle in the creeks along the hiking trails in the parks. Tearing up the hillsides and generally f—— things up. I was aghast.

    And now living in MO, worse yet here and the norm. Our neighbors for instance just logged one glorious hillside to make “pasture” for their pathetic looking livestock. Not the cows fault, thoughtless, clueless humanity at work. Our sad beautiful creek is downstream from this mess and is foaming constantly with who knows what mix of toxins.

    For most of my 60 some years, I have avoided meat and meat products but living here has been the clincher. And did I mention how badly the cows are treated?

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    • Yep

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  3. Too many cows too many ppl reproducing.
    Too many greedy ppl controlling the earth

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  4. How old are you folks leaving comments? Just exactly what content did they cover in your American History classes? How about your Biology classes? Geography? Who in this country informed you that cows are the only animals that roam water sources? Did anyone ever teach you about life in this country, as it existed BEFORE the Pilgrims landed on the east coast? The Drama Thinking is so delusional. Obviously – you fell into the abyss that special interests were hoping to suck you into.

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    • Three Cedars Irish…it hurts when a well known country singer isn’t on the I love cows bandwagon? Too bad, so sad.

      “Did anyone ever teach you about life in this country, as it existed BEFORE the Pilgrims landed on the east coast? The Drama Thinking is so delusional. Obviously – you fell into the abyss that special interests were hoping to suck you into”.

      Um, I think the country was pristine before the pilgrims showed up. Was it Native Americans who wiped out 50-60 million buffalo, 2 million wolves and on and on? Somebody needs a history lesson and it’s not us. Guess who ranchers replaced the buffalo with, you guessed it, COWS!!

      From Kings of the American Plains to Piles of Sun-Bleached Bones: How Mass Slaughter by Hunters Nearly Wiped Out the Buffalo

      Buffalo population fell from 50 million to just 2,000 following hunting
      Critics claim animals were targeted in bid to starve out Native Americans

      One hunter, ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody, killed thousands of the animals alone
      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2268064/From-kings-American-plains-piles-sun-bleached-bones-How-mass-slaughter-hunters-nearly-wiped-buffalo.html

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