Do Not Allow Yellowstone Bison to be Slaughtered

Target: Ryan Zinke, United States Secretary of the Interior

Goal: Do not give in to demands from ranchers to kill herds of bison living in Yellowstone National Park.

Ranchers in Montana and Wyoming have pressured the federal government for years, urging them to kill off wild bison in nearby Yellowstone National Park due to overblown fears of the spread of certain diseases, including Brucellosis. Despite the fact that bison are a native species on the rebound after nearly becoming extinct over a century ago, this fear mongering has led Secretary Ryan Zinke, the head of the U.S. Department of the Interior, to call for the mass slaughter of these creatures.

Yellowstone National Park’s current superintendent, Dan Wenk, claims he is being forced to retire from his position because of his disagreements with Zinke, a Trump-appointed official with a long track record of opposing wildlife conservation. Wenk stands by research conducted by park biologists that suggests that the land can easily support the 4,000 estimated bison currently living there, and that the bison are not causing overgrazing, as Zinke and his staff have claimed.

The case for killing Yellowstone’s bison rests on bad science and a desire to put profits over conservation and the environment. Sign this petition to tell Zinke that the bison in Yellowstone have every right to remain and thrive on this protected land.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Secretary Zinke,

I’m writing to inform you that the National Park Service is not a livestock management program, and should not be treated as such. The 4,000 estimated bison that live in Yellowstone National Park are a part of the natural ecosystem, and should not be removed to satisfy local ranchers.

Your demands that Yellowstone officials, including superintendent Dan Wenk, cull at least 1,000 bison may satisfy the livestock industry, but it is bad for the environment and for the many tourists that visit the park with the hopes of seeing these majestic creatures. If these animals are killed, the only people who will benefit are a handful of ranchers whose operations extend to near the park’s boundaries. We urge you to look at the scientific research for yourself and to not call for this senseless killing of Yellowstone’s bison.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Daniel Mayer

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12 Comments

  1. Derinda Nilsson says:

    Zinke PlEASE don’t KILL the Bison. Don’t be another barbaric creep like TRUMP.

  2. Do NOT slaughter these iconic beautiful buffalo. They deserve to roam wild & free. Where is your compassion for animals?

  3. Gabriela Torres says:

    Dear Secretary Zinke,
    We are surrounded by ignorants — that’s all! Do your best to stop them …
    Thanks!

  4. This Administration is the epitome of evil incarnate! Greed! Trophy hunting ,Animal abuse , destroying the environment, etc etc.

  5. The national parks are not your personal canned hunting and meat production areas for you and your cronies to rape and plunder. National parks and their wildlife and resources BELONG TO ALL AMERICANS.

  6. Mary J Zambrana says:

    Zinke is not listening. He is marching to the sick POTUS’ demands. First the bison is hunted to near extinction, then brought back to live on their native lands and now it’s outright killing that ranchers are calling for. We must all stand up for one of our last ideals of freedom. The carrying capacity in Yellowstone can support the bison. Keep the ranchers off public lands.

  7. BUNCH OF IDIOTS, THEY DON’T EVEN KNOW THAT THE BISON ARE EVEN INFECTED WITH THE DISEASE. THEY ARE JUST TALKING OUT THEIR ASSES, SHOULD THE GOVERNMENT KILL EVERY PERSON WITH A CONTAGIOUS DISEASE? MAYBE THEY SHOULD GO LIVE ON ANOTHER PLANET.

  8. Ryan Zinke, United States Secretary of the Interior

    Do not give in to demands from ranchers to kill herds of bison living in Yellowstone National Park.

    Ranchers in Montana and Wyoming have pressured the federal government for years, urging them to kill off wild bison in nearby Yellowstone National Park due to overblown fears of the spread of certain diseases, including Brucellosis. Despite the fact that bison are a native species on the rebound after nearly becoming extinct over a century ago, this fear mongering has led Secretary Ryan Zinke, the head of the U.S. Department of the Interior, to call for the mass slaughter of these creatures.

    Cull the vile and evil Ranchers and leave the precious Bison alone. The precious Bison have been roaming and living in the Yellowstone National Park and other areas for thousands of years.It belongs to them and all the Wildlife not these vile and evil Farmers who only think of themselves and their greediness.Cull them not the precious and innocent Bison. !!!!!!!!!!!!

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