FoA, Buffalo Field Campaign file rule-making petition to stop slaughter of buffalo in Yellowstone Park

Exposing the Big Game

Photo Copyright Jim Robertson Photo Copyright Jim Robertson

(West Yellowstone MT)— Did you know that Yellowstone National Park and other government agencies behind the Interagency Bison Management Plan (IBMP) are planning to slaughter 900 buffalo this coming winter under the guise of “disease risk management” even though there has never been a documented case of a wild bison transmitting brucellosis—a bacterial disease that affects livestock and wildlife—to cattle?

In an effort to avert the bloodshed, Friends of Animals (FoA) and the Buffalo Field Campaign filed an emergency rulemaking petition Sept. 15 with the National Park Service (NPS) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) to protect the genetic diversity and viability of the bison of Yellowstone National Park.  They are requesting that the NPS and USFS undertake a population study and revise the IBMP to correct scientific deficiencies, make the plan consistent with the best available science, and follow the legal mandates the…

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Published in: on September 25, 2014 at 7:25 pm  Comments (4)  

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  1. Stop killing the Buffalos, this must stop

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  2. The National Park Service officials who made this decision are a disgrace. By pandering to the livestock industry instead of protecting the park’s wild bison, they have betrayed the public trust and proven themselves to be completely unethical and immoral. I am thoroughly disgusted.

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  3. After needlessly killing these innocent Buffaloes what do the jerks at NPS do with their carcasses? Do they sell them as burger meat or pet food or just throw the bodies in a pit? I would like to know so I can disclose it to others.

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