Save the Majestic Bison from Senseless Slaughter
There are few animals that evoke the majesty and heritage of the American wilderness more than the Bison (commonly known as the Buffalo). Yet some of our country's last remaining wild bison are being trapped and killed as they migrate from the safety of Yellowstone in search of food during the harsh winter months.
What's worse is that this brutal treatment is based on an outdated justification.
The government spends hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars each year to capture and slaughter Yellowstone bison in the Horse Butte peninsula (just outside the western boundaries of the park). This slaughter is motivated by a perceived need to protect cattle from bison-borne disease. The problem is that there aren't any cattle grazing in the peninsula; in 2002 cattle grazing on public lands was stopped by a court order and the remaining private land in the area has been purchased by new owners who have declared the property open to bison.
Earthjustice, the Buffalo Field Campaign, and local landowners are calling for a halt to the buffalo slaughter and the initiation of a new environmental impact study that takes into account the current circumstances in the area and removes the justification for the killings.
We need your help to encourage the U.S. Park and Forest services stop the senseless killing of the bison.