There are several action alerts from Buffalo Field Campaign here:
TAKE ACTION to Stop Government Plans to Vaccinate & Slaughter Wild Buffalo!
A bull bison roars to be heard among the herd. Photo by Kim Kaiser. Click image for larger view.
No buffalo have been killed by hunters since our last Update. Temperatures have dropped into the negatives, snow has fallen, Hebgen Lake is now frozen, and the few wild buffalo that are in Montana are keeping themselves safe from hunters for now. As we promised last week, we have some very important Take Action items for you on two major threats to wild buffalo. Visit the links below to take action and to learn more. BFC has also just produced a new video from our footage of the recent Interagency Bison Management Plan meetings. See and hear for yourself what the agencies are saying. Please do what you can to share our alerts and video widely!
1. Montana Department of Livestock Plans to Capture, Vaccinate & Slaughter Wild Buffalo
2. Yellowstone National Park Enlists Tribes to Slaughter Wild Buffalo Urge the National Park Service to Rescind Buffalo Slaughter Contracts and to Pull Yellowstone Out of the IBMP
Thank you so much for taking the time to raise your voice for America’s last wild buffalo! Please spread the word to save these herds!
Wild is the Way ~ Roam Free!
* NEW BFC Video: DOL Reveals Intent to Capture Wild Buffalo in the Hebgen Basin
The last wild buffalo populations are currently estimated at fewer than 4,600 individual animals, living in and around Yellowstone National Park. Wild bison are ecologically extinct throughout their native range in North America.
Total Buffalo Killed: 54
Buffalo Released from Capture:
Held for Government Experiment:
Died In Government Trap:
Miscarriage in Government Trap:
State Hunt: 3
Treaty Hunts: 51
Shot by Agents:
Cause of Death Unknown:
Total Killed in Previous Years
Total Killed Since 2000: 4,310
*includes lethal government action, trap-related fatalities, quarantine/experiments, hunts, and highway deaths