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One issue that is rarely considered in this debate is the questionalble need for "ranches." I know that people in this profession or business will not like to hear this, but the regular eating of meat as the basis of a human diet will need to be re-evaluated, and our meat-eating habits changed. Over the decades, many studies have been done, and indisputable facts (that have resulted from those studies) have been published in books, journals, and newspaper. These facts reveal two big negatives concerning meat-eating (and raising). Eating less meat or even becoming a vegetarian will have an enormous impact on (1)the health of the individual and (2)of the planet. You do the research, as I don't have the time or space to reiterate these facts. But it is true that human health and the health of the environment will increase greatly if we could but diminish or relinquish the habit of eating cattle. At that point the wolf issue will no longer be an issue. I think that cattle ranchers need to figure out a different profession, just as through history certain jobs have become obsolete as needs dictated.
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