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Oppose Yellowstone National Park's Bison Slaughter

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In Defense of Animals

What a tragedy - Yellowstone National Park plans to slaughter 800 bison!

According to Yellowstone National Park's spokesman Al Nash, the park is seeking "opportunities to capture any animals that move outside the park’s boundaries." This means hundreds of America's last wild bison are being brutally hazed into traps and sent to slaughter.

This atrocity has already started. It began in the early morning hours of February 7, when Yellowstone officials captured 20 bison and shipped the terrified animals to a slaughterhouse in Ronan, Montana. Other bison are currently being held in traps inside the park; forced to await their tragic fate.

This bison slaughter is happening because of an Interagency Bison Management Plan (IBMP) developed by the US Forest Service, USDA-Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service, Montana Department of Livestock, Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks, and the National Park Service/Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone's bison are being murdered because of Montana's livestock industry.

The IBMP plan is archaic, politically motivated, and represents only the interests of the Montana livestock industry, which has zero tolerance for wild animals like wolves and bison, who occasionally leave the park. They use false threats of bison allegedly posing a risk of brucellosis transfer to cattle as justification for the murders of hundreds of bison, although this has never been documented

What you can do:Please speak up for America’s last wild bison population. Tell Montana's Governor, Steve Bullock, and the agencies involved in the bison massacre that you will not visit Yellowstone National Park, so long as the park's bison are being killed at the request of the livestock industry. Demand a new Bison Management Plan.

Personalize and submit the form below to email your comments to:

  • Montana Governor, Steve Bullock
  • Policy Advisor for Natural Resources, Tim Baker
  • Yellowstone National Park Superintendent, Dan Wenke
  • Director of Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP), Jeff Hagener
  • Chief of the US Forest Service, Ti Tidwell
  • Associate Chief of the US Forest Service, Mary Wagner

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