Tule Elk Dying of Thirst: Outrage at National Park
A Meat and Dairy Industries Article from All-Creatures.org

FROM JaneUnchained.com
September 2020

Point Reyes has a long history of ranching and, unfortunately, government bureaucrats put the interests of animal agriculture over the native Tule elk..

Tule Elk

Organizations calling on the National Park Service NPS to remove the fencing trapping the elk include: In Defense of Animals, ForELK, Rancho Compasión, Western Watersheds Project, Resource Renewal Institute, The TreeSpirit Project, The Center for Biological Diversity, and Save Point Reyes National Seashore.

COMPETITION FOR LAND

Point Reyes has a long history of ranching and, unfortunately, government bureaucrats put the interests of animal agriculture over the native Tule elk. More than 5,000 cows live in the protected land of Point Reyes National Seashore while less than 500 Tule elk live there. Activists say that the NPS refuses to give the elk water because they are acting at the behest of ranching interests that want the elk gone. It’s a battle over grazing land. The activists and experts in the Jane Unchained News Facebook Live tell Jane that NPS wants the elk dead to help the ranchers.

An eight-foot fence contains the elk to Tomales Point leaving them unable to roam free and at risk of dying from thirst as ponds dry up in the area.

dried up pond

DEMAND THAT FENCING BE REMOVED:

Contact Information for the Superintendent and Pacific Regional Director:
Point Reyes National Seashore (PRNS)
Acting Superintendent Carey Feierabend
1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94
[email protected] 
415 464-5102

National Park Service (NPS)
Pacific Regional Director, Woody Smeck
333 Bush St., Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94104-2828
[email protected]
cc: [email protected] 
415-623-2100

Other Contacts:

In Defense of Animals, Lisa Levinson, [email protected] -  215-620-2130
ForELK, Diana Oppenheim, [email protected] - 248-840-5684,
Rancho Compasión, Dawn Rogers, [email protected] - 510-990-6443
TreeSpirit Project, Jack Gescheidt, [email protected] - 415-488-4200

Jack Gescheidt

Activists, including Jack Gescheidt, took it into their own hands and decided to take water to Tule Elk, but they were condemned by the NPS.



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