WTF? The recent edition of Desert Report from the Sierra Club contains an article by a rancher extolling the virtues of desert livestock grazing. It's called "Grazing: The Essential Management Tool."
Predictably, the article begins with a pastoral description of a "crisp February morning" and the sweeping views out the ranch house windows, along with (really!) a paean to the "custom and culture" of the cowboy industry. The article ends with the statement that "there exists no good substitute for properly-managed grazing in stimulating and maintaining plant health and vigor for the good of all users, be they human, animal or insect."
I am at a complete loss, and sit here stupefied.