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October 20, 2014

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letter to the editor:

Situation not about cows and tortoises

Let’s put this into perspective. Our government can’t protect our borders or our citizens and military in Benghazi, but it can send in SWAT teams and snipers to effectively ban us from 600,000-plus acres of public land so it can round up a few hundred cows? Really?

There’s something more going on here, and those of you who are so fixated on cows, grazing fees and tortoises are missing the bigger picture.

And how about that softball interview Jon Ralston did with Rob Mrowka from the Center for Biological Diversity? Why were no questions raised about the euthanization of tortoises in Las Vegas?

Please don’t insult my intelligence and attempt to convince me that this has anything to do with cows and tortoises.

If we are to believe that this situation is about grazing fees and cattle, it calls for civil remedies and not overkill on the part of the government.

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