SFVS-member Mr. Veggie Hiker (VeggieHiker101@...
Here is a link to an Offensive (Propaganda) Hike by East Bay
Regional Park District that is clearly rationalizing the destructive
& corrupt practice of grazing on public property and promoting meat-
eating with public money - clearly aimed at kids too.
Park officials (who get money from cattle farmers to allow their
cattle to graze) seem to forget that the original inhabitants /
grazers e.g. deer, elk were eliminated ruthlessly to institute this
environmentally harmful practice of grazing.
I hope you will write to them and voice your opinion as well. I have
noticed their docents making these \"pro-grazing\" propaganda
comments on other hikes as well.
Showing up for the event and politely informing them & other
participants (or simply asking key questions) would be a good idea as
CASE OF THE EDIBLE LAWN MOWERS.
Enjoy the grazed hills on a 2.5-mile hike with a naturalist and the
park supervisor. We\'ll discuss the beefy benefits of cattle grazing,
the difficulties of grassland management, and the best practices for
dealing with our bovine friends. Bring a picnic lunch. Parking fees
apply where charged. This is a drop in program; no registration is
required. For information, call (925) 757-2620.