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How Ted Turner Ended Up With Yellowstone's Most-Prized Bison

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, wildlife )

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A judge decides that the billionaire media mogul gets to keep 75 percent of the calves of state-owned bison currently under his care

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Nancy C (806)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 6:56 am
"He now gets the babies of some of America's most "heritage rich" buffalos. In his defense, he may actually be helping to contribute to a brucellosis-free bison herd in Yellowstone." I hope so for tatankas sake.

Ruth C (87)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 7:25 am
Maybe, by doing this he's saving the Bison!

Sandi C (98)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 8:12 am
noted. hope their safe anyway.

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 8:28 am
Considering they are trying again to kill the bison maybe a good thing this man has these

noted thanks

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 8:58 am
Hey, he's caring for them. Believe me, that's not easy!!

. (0)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 9:47 am
Yes, Barbara, as long as Turner takes care of them.

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 12:35 pm
noted I think is awesome!!!!! I hope be real!!!!

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 12:37 pm
the bisons need something like that, as turner . he take care of them!!!! it would be the best thing!!!!

mary ann s (35)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 1:10 pm
Hope he realizes what he has and takes care. At the rate things are going they maybe the only ones left.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 1:40 pm

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 3:55 pm
I've been there and seen these Bison, they are magnificent. I, too, hope Turner takes care of them.

"The whole idea, says Nash, is to see if, through control and breeding, state and federal wildlife managers can eradicate brucellosis in Yellowstone bison, which, in turn, would seem to make life for the animals Lakota Indians called Tatanka better on all fronts"

Lynn D (0)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 4:38 pm

Christine Stewart (134)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 8:28 pm
Montana was trying to pass a bunch of laws to allow bison to be killed if they crossed into their state. Just another reason to boycott beef- so the livestock industry can't get away with killing all of our wildlife (bison, wolves, coyotes, wild horses, and prairie dogs!)

Julie E (405)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 9:54 pm
"It wasn't just that the feds were leasing something owned by the public to a private businessman who makes a portion of his living selling buffalo meat to his 44 Ted's Montana Grills.
It was that in exchange for caring for the bison for a five-year period, Turner would get to keep 75 percent of the herd's calves for conservation."

Sherri G (128)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 1:33 am
Noted - I think Ted Turner will take care of these calves. He certainly has the space and the money to give them a good and safe life. TY Cher

Danuta W (1250)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 2:52 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 6:02 am
And to think that the government use to just shoot them when they stepped off the protect land.
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