–By Bob Ferris
Over the past several months I have written several pieces on wolves and public lands grazing. I have written about the ecological impact of cattle. I have written about the economic impact of cattle. And I have written about the undue influence of the livestock industry on conservation organizations and public agencies–it should not be lost on folks that the Department of the Interior is run by a rancher. But none of those pieces seems to hit as hard this piece from King 5 in Seattle. Why indeed should we pay $80 for a parking pass when cattle pay $1.35? Why should we invest $75,000 of tax payer dollars to protect $1000 in revenue?
Please watch the video and pass it along (you can use the share buttons below). And please sign our petition to the US Fish and Wildlife Service to continue federal protection for western wolves. This is where we should be spending our time and money–keeping it wild.