B.C. wildfires threaten thousands of cattle

The Extinction Chronicles

Small livestock and horses can be saved, but cattle too difficult to move, says B.C. Cattlemen’s Association

By Cory Correia, CBC News Posted: Jul 11, 2017 2:45 PM PT Last Updated: Jul 11, 2017 3:22 PM PT

Cattle at the Tatton Springs Ranch in 100 Mile House sift through the burnt grass in search of food. (Ryan Maljaars )

While wildfires in the B.C. Interior have forced thousands of people to flee their homes, attention is now turning to how ranchers can save their livestock.

The B.C. Cattlemen’s Association is connecting ranchers who need to move their livestock with people who can help get horses and smaller animals out of evacuation areas with trailers. But the association says thousands of cattle can’t be helped.

According to general manager Kevin Boon, the challenge with most cattle is they are often spread out over thousands of acres of land, making it onerous to round them up.

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One thought on “B.C. wildfires threaten thousands of cattle

  1. Livestock don’t belong out there. The poor wildlife are having such a terrible time, and they have to “compete” with domestics. Millions of wildlife are suffering from these fires.

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