Archive for October, 2016

    A Biocentrist History of the American West

    Monday, October 31st, 2016

    (Originally published at Harper’s, as a companion to my investigation of the USDA’s Wildlife Services) When in the late nineteenth century millions of cattle and sheep invaded the ecosystems of the American West, it produced, as historian Donald Worster writes, “the explosive, shattering effect of all-out war.” Native plants were trampled beneath hooves and replaced […]

    Latest in Harper’s: An Investigation of the USDA’s Wildlife Services and its war on the wild

    Monday, October 31st, 2016

    My latest piece in Harper’s is about the stupid, cruel, wanton waste of the USDA’s wildlife slaughter program called Wildlife Services. Read all about it here and weep.

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