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Montana Governor Blocks Shipment of Yellowstone Bison to Slaughter


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Cal
- 1282 days ago - latimesblogs.latimes.com
Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer on Tuesday signed an executive order blocking the shipment of hundreds of Yellowstone National Park bison to slaughter



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. (0)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 10:29 pm
cal, thx for this great news ! now we'll see who wins the power trip, & hope it's the montana governor.

cheers for brian schweitzer!
 

Mary Winifred M. (24)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 11:55 pm
Way to go, governor!!!
 

Elsie Au (266)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 12:30 am
Thanks for the good news.
 

Cristina M. (131)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 2:03 am
Well done Governor! Thanks for the great news Cal!
 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 5:00 am
thanks Cal, noted
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 7:11 am
Good for him. There are times when the Leaders do take a positive lead.
 

Debbie G. (314)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 7:20 am
Great news. Go Gov. Schweitzer! Thanks Cal.
 

Mike S. (86)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 7:31 am
Good news indeed! Thank you very much for posting this Cal.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 8:33 am
Some Department of Interior we have eh? Stop the KILLING, PERIOD. These Bison are that much of a problem for the sake of delivering some hay when it's WINTER? Good for the Governor and how about mandating hay in Winter and it's a done deal?

"In the interim, he suggested the park bring in loads of hay to feed 525 bison captured so far this winter after they migrated out of the snow-packed park to lower elevations in search of food.

"More than anything else, this is a direct signal to the Department of Interior in Washington, D.C., to get their hat screwed on right and manage this bison population," Schweitzer said. "Their plan is, when there gets to be a lot of snow, buffalo will go into Montana and then somebody else will have to deal with it."

OUR CIVIL SERVANTS AT WORK........THE GOV GET'S A 10+, OUR DEPT OF INTERIOR GET'S A "0-"
 

. (0)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 8:35 am
Awesome!
 

Jackie H. (7)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 8:37 am
He should not be applauded: he is perpetuating the myth that bison spread brucellosis.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 8:38 am
JUST WHERE ARE ALL THESE FACTS REGARDING THE DISEASE THE BISON HAVE.....1.) who has it? 2.) where & when was it done? 3) and who did the scientific analysis?
My own "I don't trust you" buttons are lighting up....so, where's the data?
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 8:44 am
Noted, thanks for the good news Cal....and thanks to Gov. Schweitzer.
 

Coralie B. (791)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 8:55 am
THANK YOU Gov Schweitzer!!
 

Jose Raul Garcia Prieto (0)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 9:01 am
couldnt be happier
 

IE Ries (237)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 9:08 am

THANK YOU GOVERNOR SCHWEITZER!
 

Birgitta S. (225)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 9:25 am
THANX CAL & the gov. Schweitzer ESP. FOR THIS ONE! WHATTA GREAT NEWS! :-)
 

. (0)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 9:36 am
amazing!
 

Mary R. (252)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 9:45 am
Great news! Thank you Governor.
 

Deborah B. (65)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 10:13 am
Thank you, Governor! As one who spent time growing up in Yellowstone with the bison still free to roam without crowds of tourists standing on asphalt roads with cameras snapping photos as these noble animals now trudge slowly with heads down in defeat, I am glad to hear something positive. As for the Department of the Interior and Secretary Ken Salazaar, I can say that I have enough hard copies and petitions and letters to them that I could wallpaper the walls of the Senate Building. Population control and management as in this case and other wildlife has not been addressed appropriately. Hopefully, things will continue to be on a more positive path to change as this. Thanks for sharing, Cal.
 

Gysele van Santen (212)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 10:35 am
:-) noted, thnx.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 11:39 am
very good news indeed :)
 

Shannon Hudgens (18)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 12:51 pm
good news!
 

Irene Leggett (0)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 12:55 pm
At last, someone with some compassion and empathy for the bison. Surely an icon of your heitage that should be protected for all time along with all the other species that made America the country that it is today, such as the mustangs, wolves bears etc.
 

Kathleen B. (272)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 1:12 pm
"More than anything else, this is a direct signal to the Department of Interior in Washington, D.C., to get their hat screwed on right and manage this bison population". I love this guy. We need more governors like this.
 

Marilyn M. (143)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 4:06 pm
Noted. Thank you, Cal. Way to go, Governor Schweitzer!
 

H O. (0)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 4:08 pm
WOW! A governor with some guts took a risk stood his ground and did the right thing. YEA, for Governor Schweitzer. I wish we had more politicians who were like you and take a stand even though it may not be popular but it is what is needed and what is right. I will keep a close watch on this situation but I thank you for standing up for wildlife and not the good ole boy club..
 

Kitty Courtney (11)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 4:13 pm
What a brave, stand up guy. Wish we had more like him!
 

Shirley S. (173)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 5:26 pm
GOOD ON YOU Governor Schweitzer.!!
 

Ann Lawrence (0)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 7:43 pm
At last--a decision maker that has made the right decision. Do not slaughter these majestic beasts--take care of them on their rightful lands--they have the right to exist on their historical lands. Now if only we could put Gov. Schweitzer in charge of BLM/DOI--we might find a way to solve the wild horse problem before they are mismanaged to extinction at the hands of Salazar and his hell-wranglers.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 8:16 pm
Wonderful!
 

MARTHA LUCIA LANCHEROS GUZMAN (1)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 8:43 pm
BIEN SEŅOR GOBERNADOR ASI PIENSAN LOS HOMBRES COMO USTED. ACTUAN EN BENEFICIO DE LA NATURALEZA Y EL ECOSISTEMA. LOS ANIMALES TIENEN TODO EL DERECHO DE VIVIR COMO USTED C COMO YO COMO TODOS. GRACIAS
 

Alison S. (70)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 9:37 pm
First the wild horses get bought and go to slaughter, now the buffalo. Is there anything BLM won't sell? Is there anything they won't destroy? Salazar it is time for you to GO! Thank you Governor for stopping them!
 

gerlinde p. (161)
Thursday February 17, 2011, 12:55 am
good news, thankyou gov. schweitzer
 

Carolyn Harrison (0)
Thursday February 17, 2011, 2:11 am
Excellent news!
 

Cindy C. (125)
Thursday February 17, 2011, 8:26 am
THANK GOODNESS
 
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