Oppose Chemical Sterilization of America's Last Wild Buffalo

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Originally Posted: March 9, 2012

Oppose Chemical Sterilization of America's Last Wild Buffalo

FROM Buffalo Field Campaign

ACTION

Do NOT move forward on plans to use buffalo in experiments with the pesticide birth-control chemical GonaCon, a dangerous chemical pesticide sterilant/hormone disrupter, stringently regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Sign an online petition:
http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/2426/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=9545

And/or better yet, make direct contact:

Dr. Donald E. Herriott
USDA-APHIS Veterinary Services
ATTN: Evaluation of GonaCon EA
208 North Montana Avenue, Suite 101
Helena, MT 59601
EAComments2012@aphis.usda.gov 

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

The U.S. federal overseer of the livestock industry - USDA-Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) - has released an Environmental Assessment nine months after secretly acquiring 53 wild American buffalo from Yellowstone National Park for use in birth control experiments. APHIS intends to capture more wild buffalo - up to 108 total - from the Yellowstone region over the next few years. The livestock disease brucellosis is once again being used as the excuse to cause abusive, invasive harm to these last wild buffalo and we must all act now to stand in their defense! APHIS's real intentions with this study are to initiate population controls of an ecologically extinct wildlife speceies.

If APHIS gets their way, they will use these buffalo in experiments with the pesticide birth-control chemical GonaCon, a dangerous chemical pesticide sterilant/hormone disrupter, stringently regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Currently, GonaCon is only approved for use in urban white-tailed deer populations. Wild bison are not "pests" in need of population control and any and all brucellosis management should be focused on livestock. Wild bison are an ecologically extinct species and the population existing in and around Yellowstone are America's last continuously wild herds.


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