The Independent Blog: New fencing plan threatens wildlife. Is there is an alternative to this silent massacre?

Two thousand and eight hundred miles; the equivalent of running between Lands End and John O’Groats three times! This is the distance my husband and I have now run through the continent of South America. And nearly every step of the way has been alongside wire fences; enclosing the sheep, cattle and goats that graze vast tracks of Chile’s and Argentina’s woodlands, grasslands and savannas.

Before starting our 5000mileproject expedition to run the length of South America, neither of us had considered the impact that fences would have on our daily lives and the wildlife and wild places that we’re running for.

For us the fences are merely a hindrance; on which we hitch our clothes and bags upon as we duck under them to make a camp by the roadside. But for wildlife and the wild lands through which they transect, the story is very different. Click here to read more..

Guanaco ensnared in fence in Patagonica

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