Stop Yellowstone's Plans to Slaughter More Buffalo

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Originally Posted: February 9, 2012

Stop Yellowstone's Plans to Slaughter More Buffalo

FROM Buffalo Field Campaign

ACTION

Tell Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk that you absolutely oppose any capture or slaughter of wild buffalo.

Sign an online petition:
http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/2426/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=9450

And/or better yet, make direct contact:

Daniel Wenk, Superintendent
Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168
phone (307) 344-2002
fax (307) 344-2014
Dan_Wenk@nps.gov

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

Before wild bison have even begun their annual migration to their winter habitat in Montana, Yellowstone National Park is already making public their intentions to capture and ship them to slaughter, possibly as early as mid-February. Yellowstone's twisted "logic" is that slaughter will allow for "tolerance" of the gentle giants from their misguided foes in the cattle industry.

With these plains aimed to placate Montana's livestock interests, Yellowstone National Park threatens the buffalo's immediate survival and evolutionary potential. Yellowstone's plans to capture and slaughter wild bison are absolutely contrary to their mission to preserve and protect plant and animal species unimpaired for present and future generations. The wild bison of the Yellowstone ecosystem make up America's last continuously wild population. Wild bison are ecologically extinct throughout their native, historic range, and currently number fewer than 3,700 individuals. Wild bison once teemed across the North American continent in the tens of millions, but today the last remnant herds only exist in and around Yellowstone and are in dire need of protection.

Yellowstone is mandated by law to protect wild bison, not cater to Montana's cattle politics. Tell Superintendent Wenk to stop being a puppet for Montana livestock interests, pull out of the draconian Interagency Bison Management Plan, and to stand up for the wildlife that the American people have placed in his care. Wild bison are a natural, national treasure, the prehistoric and rightful roamers of North America, and we will not stand by and allow Yellowstone or Montana's cattle industry to jeopardize their future for any reason.


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