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From 30 March 2003 Issue

My Secret is Out
By Greg Lawson - ParkStRanger@aol.com

As you can tell by my uniform (black boots, black pants and shirt with NPS style arrowhead patch on my shoulder), I am a member of a black ops group, the Special Forces division of the National Park Service.

My code name is Park Stranger.

In the mid Nineties, when NPS Special Forces learned I was a vegan ARA park ranger, some highly placed operatives gave me a number of animal protection assignments. Sometimes I operated outside the law, to prevent degradation of our wild lands system.

For example, we often tranquilize, tag and release hunters to keep track of their affect on the wildlife in our national parks and forests. This is something that most of the public doesn't know about.

Recently, I blew the whistle on the National Park Service's secret plan to send ranger snipers into the woods in several Parks. The idea was to prevent poaching by taking out the bear hunters who were supplying the Asian market with phony bear bile sex enhancement drugs.

I didn't agree with harming humans. We're mostly a group of vegan rangers, and violence was not an option...I prefer the kinder option of sterilizing the poachers with ultraviolet laser rifles, in an attempt to reduce their fertility.

If you have read this far, you know I am joking, and happy April Fools' Day.

To learn the real story of how the National Park Service can't even protect the animal which is it's symbol, the bison of Yellowstone National Park, please visit the Buffalo Field Campaign at

www.wildrockies.org/buffalo 

In the month of March, the National Park Service and the state of Montana slaughtered 231 wild bison to protect the interests of cattle ranchers who graze their cattle on Forest Service land just outside Yellowstone Park.

In an effort to stop the annual slaughter, a group of animal protection organizations plan to file a petition with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to list Yellowstone bison as a threatened distinct population segment.

Please write a letter to Secretary of Interior Gale Norton asking her to provide protection for the Yellowstone bison as an endangered Distinct Population Segment under the Endangered Species Act. Please mail your letter directly to the Buffalo Field Campaign. BFC will deliver all letters to the Department of the Interior during a rally on May 9th in Washington, DC.

Please address letters to:
Secretary Gale Norton
Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240

But mail your letter to:
The Buffalo Field Campaign
P.O. Box 957
West Yellowstone, MT 59758.
fax (406) 646-0071
email: buffalo@wildrockies.org 

Go on to The Son of Patriot Act and the Revenge on Democracy By Dr. Steve Best
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