China beef trade is good for birds

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A bird lover says re-opening the beef trade with China is good for birds.

Tim Sopuck says beef producers are preserving pastures where birds nest, so keeping beef production profitable is good for birds.

He has presented his unusual defence of trade with China in an article published in the Waterloo Region Record. Sopuck is chief executive officer for The Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation.

“If we took Canadian beef producers as a single group, raising cattle on native grasslands, woodlands and wetlands, they would constitute the largest habitat conservation group in the country,” he wrote.

 

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