For decades, Yellowstone bison have been captured and sent to slaughter due to pressure from Montana’s livestock industry to keep their numbers low. Now instead of slaughtering them, park officials are considering a plan to test and relocate healthy bison to a quarantine facility at the Ft. Peck Reservation, which would give the animals a new lease on life and make a huge contribution to bison recovery.
Submit your comments to support this relocation plan atYellowstone National Park Service
Here are some points you should make:
• Yellowstone National Park has one of the largest and most genetically important bison herds remaining;
• Many of these genetically important Yellowstone bison are shipped to slaughter due to pressure from livestock interests to reduce their numbers, without regard for their health status or their potential to start new conservation herds or grow existing herds outside the park;
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