You are here: home   Issues   Cat Fight on the Border   Medium-rare, with a side of dead trees

Medium-rare, with a side of dead trees

Document Actions
Chalk another one up for the cattle industry and beef consumerism (HCN, 8/20/07). Clear mesquite trees to plant buffelgrass for cattle grazing, and clear more trees for mesquite charcoal to cook the cattle. The inverted cycle of life.

I seem to have missed where the "good intentions" apply in this story. Was it good intentions to clear land just to raise an ecologically unwise food (and was it done not for profit, but for the overall benefit of mankind and all of God's creation)?

Beef. It's not just what's for dinner. It's our culture. Now just don't take too big a bite, or you'll choke on it.

Reggie Nepomuceno
Placitas, New Mexico
Anonymous
Oct 16, 2007 12:13 PM

Thanks for making the point so eloquently, Reggie.  Beef is not a sustainable resource.

Email Newsletter

The West in your Inbox

Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter! Follow our RSS feeds!
  1. The death of backpacking? | Younger people don’t seem interested in this out...
  2. A graceful gazelle becomes a pest | Inrroducing an African gazelle called the oryx for...
  3. The man behind a New Mexico county's fracking ban | Last year Mora became the first county in the nati...
  4. What's killing the Yukon's salmon? | An ecological mystery in Alaska has scientists and...
  5. Plains sense | Ten years after Frank and Deborah Popper first pro...
HCN Classifieds
Subscriber Alert
 
© 2014 High Country News, all rights reserved. | privacy policy | terms of use | powered by Plone