Livestock Production Harms Wildlife

Livestock grazing destroys wildlife habitat and reduces biodiversity. Domestic cattle, sheep and horses compete with fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, mollusks, birds and insects for scarce forage, water, and space.

A favorite myth of many public lands ranchers is that range "improvements" (livestock water developments) are critical to the survival of desert wildlife. Jeff Burgess reviews the literature, which states otherwise.