09 May 2010
A state senator who also happens to be a cattle rancher recently suggested the bright idea that the Department of Livestock should begin managing elk as a way to curb the spread of Brucellosis. A disease which has become the poster child for rich cattle ranchers to continue taking over Montana’s wild country.
Most people take their pets to get shot for rabbies since we were smart enough to realize that vaccinating wild animals was a pretty silly idea. Most folks would agree that there’s a better way, especially since the DOL has written the book on mismanagement of Bison, wasted millions of tax dollars and continues to rob Montana of an indigenous species. I guess our tourists and backcountry users must like seeing cattle tromping through the high country, ravaging riparian areas and having more rights than most public users.
I just can’t seem to find any common sense in continuing with a program that doesn’t work then deciding that it’s better to beat two dead horses. Please visit this link at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, vote NO to this stupid idea and let those in charge know how you feel.
Thanks for Reading!
Jim Klyap, Outfitter #7843