I'm glad you open this GOOD NEWS thread, TAS; thank you. I was just getting reading to post a couple of fantastic stories.
I am so happy to see that the wild bison are making headway...YAY! One thing I read in your article that I kind of don't like (and I may be misunderstanding what I read) where it said that the ranchers are contemplating letting the 9 herds behind fences roam free. Now if those are not genetically pure then I don't want to see them mixed with the wild ones. And isn't strange that all these years the ranchers are worried about bison transferring brucelliosis to their cattle, when it was cattle that brought it here in the first place. Can't they inject cattle with the brucelliosis so that eventually future herds will be immune to the disease?
This post was modified from its original form on 02 Jul, 11:56
the news is kinda like a snake, it propells the brucellious myth while telling good news??I should have read it more before posting,it's kinda good news,and mispoken nonsense at the same time, a problem I foresee coming to be more common as the bison appear to make headway,they also mention ted turner,,not sure what to make of that part, as I don't know his ethics very well, just that he owns a ton of land in Montana..
Yes, Ted Turner owns most of the domesticated bison. I just read the percentage yesterday but forgot to make a note of it. However, maybe it's in one of the artcles I posted. I definitely do not want his domestic bison to breed with the wild ones. If they did that, would eventually they ever be considered 100% wild again? Would each litter become more and more genetically pure?
How Wolves Changed the Landscape in Yellowstone
Awesome video, June! Just to see all those animals running free without fear of harrassment is fantastic. And for those that think each species doesn't make a difference in our ecosystem, they are wrong! I shared it on FB and Twitter!
How nice it would be if animals and people everywhere could do so.