How is it good?
AS a cattle farmer and oft-time bush walker in the Alpine National Park, I would like the Mountain Cattlemen’s Association of Victoria to explain how allowing cattle to trample on fragile Alpine ecosystems and pollute their waterways with faeces is good for the environment.
In the interests of rational debate, I would also like it to outline what it sees as the design-flaws in previous, extensive research which concluded that cattle grazing has detrimental effects on biodiversity and has no impact on fire suppression.
Our national parks have been set aside in order to conserve and preserve our indigenous vegetation and fauna for their intrinsic value and the benefit of all.
Today’s society has a responsibility to ensure a system of healthy, wellmanaged national parks is left as legacy for future generations.
What is needed is a preparedness by governments to allocate sufficient resources towards achieving this.