Unincorporated area to lose open-range grazing designation

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. _ The days of truly wide open spaces where horses and cattle roam free will officially come to an end next year in Rio Verde Foothills, a 20-square-mile unincorporated area of Maricopa County. Full Story
dragonfly

Since: Jan 06

Stockton, CA

#1 Jan 4, 2006
So did this law really take effect on Jan 1? Cause I am still seeing cows still roaming around near 136th/carefree hwy almost on a daily basis! This is very dangerous! I have come very close to almost getting in several accidents because of them! Does anyone know anything about the law now?
McFly

Since: Jan 06

Phoenix, AZ

#2 Jan 9, 2006
dragonfly wrote:
So did this law really take effect on Jan 1? Cause I am still seeing cows still roaming around near 136th/carefree hwy almost on a daily basis! This is very dangerous! I have come very close to almost getting in several accidents because of them! Does anyone know anything about the law now?
Sanity please!!!
"I cannot believe how ridiculous this is. If you don't appreciate the countryside, stay in the city. We choose to live outside of the city because we enjoy and respect the wild-life and the traditions of the open range. You are showing the same mentality as those people who build next to a ranch, because they are attracted to the open spaces, then build a wall around their property and complain about the smell of horse dung.
Get a life - somewhere else, preferrably back in the city where you won't have to deal with authentic animals."
"By the way, awareness of the possibility of meeting an animal on a rural road is no more demanding than being alert to the possibility of a child or pet running onto a suburban street.
If that is beyond your capacity, I suggest that you ride the bus."
"On a personal note, I know that when I almost run into something, it is usually because I am driving too fast for the prevailing conditions, with the added possibility that I might not be paying adequate attention. The greatest danger on the road is the driver!"
CHANGINGRIVERS

Scottsdale, AZ

#3 Jan 19, 2006
McFly wrote:
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Sanity please!!!
"I cannot believe how ridiculous this is. If you don't appreciate the countryside, stay in the city. We choose to live outside of the city because we enjoy and respect the wild-life and the traditions of the open range. You are showing the same mentality as those people who build next to a ranch, because they are attracted to the open spaces, then build a wall around their property and complain about the smell of horse dung.
Get a life - somewhere else, preferrably back in the city where you won't have to deal with authentic animals."
"By the way, awareness of the possibility of meeting an animal on a rural road is no more demanding than being alert to the possibility of a child or pet running onto a suburban street.
If that is beyond your capacity, I suggest that you ride the bus."
"On a personal note, I know that when I almost run into something, it is usually because I am driving too fast for the prevailing conditions, with the added possibility that I might not be paying adequate attention. The greatest danger on the road is the driver!"
COULDN'T AGREE WITH YOUR COMMENTS MORE!!!!!!!!!! YUPPIES NEED TO GO BACK WHERE THEY CAME FROM AND STOP TRYING TO ALTER THE LIFESTYLES OF THOSE THAT LOVE WIDE OPEN SPACES. I HOPE IT FAILED SO THE CATTLE WILL SLOW DOWN THOSE CITY FOLKS WHOM BREAK THE EXISTING LAW ABOUT SLOWING TO A SPEED OF NO MORE THAN 25MPH AROUND HORSES...... CAUSE OBVIOUSLY THEY ONLY RESPOND TO DENTED VEHICLES.
dragonfly

Phoenix, AZ

#4 Jul 28, 2006
It doesn't matter if I am going 25 mph or not! If it is dark out or coming up over hills, it is VERY hard to see animals and have enought time to break. I LOVE the "authentic" animals and DO NOT want to injure/kill them. That is why i am upset. I have TONS of animals.(12 to be exact!) I am not a "city" person! And I do not think it is a common occurance for a child or a stray pet to be just standing in the middle of a road! And on a personal note, a dear friend of mine AND 2 horses were killed last year on Dynamite Rd. Police said she WAS going the speed limit or under! It was nighttime and they just ran right out in front of her! Not only is it devastating to lose a human life, but the poor mare and colt didn't know any better and didn't deserve to die either! So this law is a protection for humans as well as animals!
Frank

Paradise Valley, AZ

#5 Jul 28, 2006
Also, the "freeroaming wildlife" are non-native animals that are ruining the desert at the expense of the public, who owns that land. The realities of raising cattle in arizona are ridiculous, it takes hundreds of acres of land to support a herd, while in wetter areas less than 10 acres are needed. Don't raise something that doesn't belong in the desert.

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