Stop Yellowstone National Park's Bison Slaughter
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In February 2014, we asked you to oppose the slaughter of bison in America's oldest national park and you responded by the thousands. We need you to speak up again, because Yellowstone National Park is continuing to kill these majestic and wild animals. Since January 15, approximately 250 bison have been captured inside the park and all, with the exception of five, tragically transported to slaughterhouses. In addition, Montana hunters and treaty hunters have killed at least 150 bison along the park’s borders, raising the death toll to 400 individuals.
The Montana livestock industry wants America's last wild bison dead.
In 1995, the Montana legislature adopted MCA 81-2-120 in response to political pressure by cattle ranchers to stop wild bison from migrating from Yellowstone National Park into Montana. MCA 81-2-120 gives the Montana Department of Livestock complete jurisdiction over migratory bison, which means that bison can be physically removed, hazed, rounded-up, killed by hunters, and sent to slaughter at the will and order of the Montana livestock industry.
Please speak up for America’s last wild bison population. Ask Montana's Governor Steve Bullock to act immediately and stop the bison massacre. Tell the Governor and other Montana agencies that MCA 81-2-120 needs to be repealed and bison protected without any further delay.
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