Soil and Water ELA Animal grazing can help the environment.
Animal grazing can help the environment and the watershed in many ways.An animal farm should be built in the land because; animal grazing can reduce the amount of fossil fuels used,”grazing farmers tend to have grass based forage systems” (Thurgood,John M.,Para. 4),and animal grazing uses less electricity.
An animal farm should be built because the amount of fossil fuels used are reduced.For example,animals being able to feed themselves allow the use of machines to be reduced which creates less fossil fuels.Another article supports my claim because it talk about how animal grazing can reduce the amount of fossil fuels by telling us that “On properly managed grazing land–including pasture-land and hayland–only 1 calorie of fossil-fuel energy is needed to produce up to 2 calories of food and fiber energy,”Natural Resources Conservation Service.” Grazing Lands.
This article supports my claim because it states how animal grazing reduces the amount of fossil fuels produced that go in our atmosphere by having herds feed themselves instead of using machine to harvest crops.This evidence shows how grazing is good for the environment by reducing fossil fuels that go into our atmosphere. This article supports my claim by stating that farmers that have animal grazing usually have grass formed feeding systems which help reduce the amount of erosion which makes the soil last longer.Another quote supports my claim because it states that”well-managed grazing can offset or even completely compensate for methane and other greenhouse gases associated with beef cattle by locking carbon in the soil” (Haspel, Tamar. “Is grass-Fed beef really better for you, the animal and the planet?” The Washington Post, WP Company, 23 Feb 20.
This supports my claim because it states how grass based feeding systems are helping reduce erosion which keeps the soil here for us.This supports my claim because it traps carbon in the ground and doesn’t let it into our atmosphere. This article supports my claim by stating that animal grazing uses less electricity by stating ” When animals are out on pasture, they are not in mechanically ventilated and artificially lighted barns that may use a considerable amount of electricity”, (Grazing is Good for the Environment, Right?).Another article supports my claim because it states that when keeping animals in pastures it saves electricity by not have to keep them in temperature controlled barns which can reduce the use of power plants use which allows less air pollution.
This supports my claim because it states how animal grazing uses less electricity which helps keep electricity so we can make more houses for homeless people.This supports it by stating that animal grazing can lead to reduced electricity use by not having animals in barns that are temperature controlled. Some might say that animal grazing can cause odors and smells and attract unwanted insects.
This is true but cow dung helps fertilize the soil which can later be used for farming which helps soil quality. The land should be used to make an animal because;grazing can reduce the use of fossil fuels,”grazing farmers tend to have grass based forage systems” (Thurgood,John M.,Para. 4), and it uses less electricity.