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Old Wednesday 18th December 2019, 10:43   #26
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This is a bit light on for details - but particularly important in Australia to separate grazing stock from riparian areas via fencing and piped alternate watering points.
https://www.queenslandcountrylife.co...UDkNqkSZfi5plg





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Old Monday 3rd February 2020, 06:06   #27
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Question If you want to save the world, veganism isn’t the answer

This system is based on rewilding and free roaming herds ....
https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...XI-m_gCOJDFoTg

Such an agricultural practice was the ruination of the Australian landscape. I don't think free roaming herds in the absence of predatory pressure could be good for any landscape long term, but I would be very interested to know:-

* How British /European soils differ from ours such that continual disturbance by these hooved animals can be good for the soil and ecosystem long term .... ?

* Given that in the absence of external influences the animals will always go to their preferred vegetation first and camp in preferred areas - how does this not wear these areas out long term, or lead to extinction of the most palatable species and reduced biodiversity .... ?






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In a large chunk of the world, ungulates were the dominant herbivores, so ecosystems are pre-adapted to them. As long as you don't pen them into "small" areas or keep them at unreasonable densities, it can work. Australia never had ungulates, so presumably that is the problem right there. Now they did have plenty of large herbivores, but the environments they inhabited are so far removed from the environment that the first Australian European settlers arrived to that they are not really comparable.
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Lightbulb Destructive farming is the issue — not whether you eat meat or vegetables

https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/li...uPuWjJ0pNyhFLA

Even then, Regenerative Agriculture still needs to allocate ~ 30% of land area (according to McIntyre et al.) to untouched natural biodiversity habitats ........ It's not at all as simple as the reductionist simplification of swapping hamburgers for vegeburgers ......




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