Protect Bison From Slaughter

American Bison in Yellowstone

Target: Jonathan B. Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service

Goal: Find a better alternative to slaughtering excess Yellowstone bison.

This year, Yellowstone National Park plans to selectively slaughter, or “cull,” between 600 and 900 bison. Even with new laws set in place to expand their roaming land, these animals are still under strict population control. However, the Fort Peck Native American tribes in Montana can host surplus bison in a quarantined site, saving these bison from being hunted or shipped to slaughter.

Just over a hundred years ago there were only about two dozen bison left in Yellowstone. The National Park has done an amazing job saving these animals from extinction. Now is a chance for them to do more. They are currently working with Montana to update the Interagency Bison Management Plan, which put this ridiculous population control into law. It was said to reduce the risk of bison wandering off and spreading brucellosis to cattle. With Fort Peck’s quarantined site, they can ensure nothing will be spread to surrounding livestock.

Yellowstone is deciding soon on what to do with surplus bison. One of the options is to continue culling the animals, and we must not allow that to happen. The Fort Peck site is the perfect alternative to promote the growth of healthy bison. Bison are an icon of North America and it is our duty to make sure they never come close to extinction again. Show Yellowstone that there is always an alternative to culling.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Director Jarvis,

I am writing in support of having the Fort Peck quarantine facility be the alternative placement for surplus Yellowstone bison. As the Environmental Assessment shows, they have the ability to care for the bison and ensure that they do not spread brucellosis to neighboring cattle.

As you state on the Yellowstone website, “…Yellowstone bison are an essential part of a complex ecosystem that is much larger than the national park.” This couldn’t be more true. Bison are an icon to all of North America and they deserve to grow safely in their natural habitat. Fort Peck’s facility offers that luxury and can aid Yellowstone in maintaining a healthy bison population.

Thank you for the work you’ve done for the bison population. I ask that you continue your efforts and choose Fort Peck as the preferred alternative for surplus bison.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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7 Comments

  1. Rebecca Lynn Dreller Rebecca Lynn says:

    Dear Bison, so glad we worked so hard to save you and repopulate you all……only to kill you off once again. Bummer, right?

  2. Of course this wouldn’t have anything to do with humans decimating their natural predators!

  3. FABIANO GERARD says:

    PETITION SIGNER & PARTAGER SIGNED & SHARED FRIMA

  4. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ???
    HOW CAN YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT KNOWING THESE MONSTERS ARE DOING THIS SHIT TO INNOCENT ANIMALS AND ENJOYING IT ?
    YOU NEED A WAKE UP CALL . I WILL NOT BE KIND IN THIS LETTER PLEADING YOU BECAUSE NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO BEG YOU TO NOT PERMIT THESE HORRIFIC ACTS FROM HAPPENING. THESE BASTARDS INFLICTING THIS SHIT ARE NOT HUMANS…YOU HAVE TO HAVE HUMANITY TO BE THAT.
    YOU MAKE THIS MONSTEROUS SHIT STOP NOW ! I WISH THE LONGEST AND MOST PAINFUL DEATH TO ALL WHO HAVE INFLICTED THE TORTURE AND MURDER ON THESE ANIMALS AND ALL THOSE WHO HAVE TURNED A BLIND EYE AND PERMITTED THIS.
    GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER BECAUSE KARMA IS A BITCH. THESE ARE ANIMALS WITH REAL FEELINGS OF PAIN, AND INTELLIGENCE.
    WHAT YOU DONT STOP IS JUST CRIMINAL. GOD HELP YOUR DECISION . YOUR AFTERLIFE IS ALL UP TO YOUR CHOICES…BUT RIGHT NOW YOUR JUST SHIT FOR LETTING THIS HAPPEN AND FORCING PEOPLE TO PLEA TO SAVE THESE ANIMALS WHICH SHOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN VICTIMS IN THE FIRST PLACE !

    You can either turn sorrowfully or
    carelessly away from an animal in
    distress or summon the courage to run
    forward and help.
    We can judge the heart of a person by their treatment of
    animals.
    (Ghandi)

  5. Neville Bruce says:

    There is no evidence of brucellosis being transmitted from bison to cattle: this is just another excuse for the cattle-barons to kill off the bison and free the land for their cattle. The bison should be an iconic symbol of North America, but for these self-centered ranchers the US stops at the $ sign.

  6. Gene Sengstake says:

    Well – let’s see – who do we have to thank for the annual slaughter of bison lest their few numbers somehow encroach upon the poor ranchers whose cattle are so much more important than these native animals who are simply trying to survive the onslaught of human civilization??? Oh – now I remember – it’s our own federal government along with the Montana Department of Livestock who are responsible for these atrocities – which is exactly what they are. Isn’t it wonderful – this great country we live in – whose authorities/agencies don’t give a tinker’s dam about what the majority of it’s citizens are concerned – such an insignificant thing to be worried about anyway – the welfare of an animal whose native habitat we “Americans” have for the most part essentially destroyed – in what has been called our quest of “manifest destiny”. We have been on a course of destruction ever since setting foot on the shores of North America – and it is downright foolishness to think anything is really going to change. Oh – there are a number of good people/organizations out there that are doing fine work in trying to save some of what is left – but lest we forget – “most” of what was once a beautiful landscape of forest/plains/”clean” rivers/fauna and flora are already gone – and they are gone – forever – – –

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