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News :: Environment
Urgent call for volunteers to help defend the Last Wild Buffalo in The U.S.
14 Feb 2006
Most Americans are unaware that only 23 bison escaped the mass extermination of the 1870s, finding refuge from extinction in the world's first national park. Yellowstone's bison are the genetically-pure descendants of those 23 survivors, our nation's last continuously-wild herd.
Today, under assault again, they need help from people of conscience. In the park, they are beloved wildlife. But their migratory instinct leads them to lower elevation land in Montana to escape the park's harsh winter. Here they are greeted with capture, quarantine, experimentation, bullets, and slaughter. Family groups are torn apart. Mothers and babies are separated. They suffer terror and injury as they are hazed and harassed relentlessly with snowmobiles, ATVs, helicopters...
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Please Help! - Urgent call for volunteers to help defend the Last Wild Buffalo in The U.S.

We are blessed to live in America. Can you spare 3 minutes to read the following, then act to save a beautiful & historic piece of it?
PLEA FOR AN AMERICAN ICON: Pass this message on!

He lay alone all night in the bitter cold with two broken legs before bullets ended his life. Others have been shot in their beds. Twelve were forced onto thin lake ice; they broke through and two drowned while their companions, in utter terror, struggled to pull themselves from the frigid water. Elsewhere, 300 were rounded up on their native soil, inhumanely incarcerated, and sentenced to death. By the end of this week, nearly 800 will have been killed at the hands of the very people charged with their protection.

Does this sound like a planned campaign of persecution and extermination? Perhaps a government-sanctioned attempt to destroy a population? Something that could happen only in a repressive and brutal regime?

Friends, it's happening in America. It's happening in Montana and Yellowstone National Park. It's happening to an American symbol of strength and freedom, to our nation's last wild, free-roaming buffalo, the American bison, who once roamed our land in the tens of millions.


Most Americans are unaware that only 23 bison escaped the mass extermination of the 1870s, finding refuge from extinction in the world's first national park. Yellowstone's bison are the genetically-pure descendants of those 23 survivors, our nation's last continuously-wild herd.
Today, under assault again, they need help from people of conscience. In the park, they are beloved wildlife. But their migratory instinct leads them to lower elevation land in Montana to escape the park's harsh winter. Here they are greeted with capture, quarantine, experimentation, bullets, and slaughter. Family groups are torn apart. Mothers and babies are separated. They suffer terror and injury as they are hazed and harassed relentlessly with snowmobiles, ATVs, helicopters...


Where does this happen? In Yellowstone National Park and on surrounding public land...land belonging to ALL Americans, whether we live near or far.
Who is perpetrating this? The State of Montana. The National Forest Service. Even the National Park Service itself!

Why is this happening? The politically-powerful Montana livestock industry sees bison as competition for grazing resources. They claim that bison will infect their cattle with brucellosis (a bacterial cattle disease), but this has never occurred in the wild, never once since cattle first infected bison in the early 1900s.

Who pays for this? YOU do "the American taxpayer" at over $3 million per year.

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What can YOU do? If you do nothing else, pass this message on to your e-mail contacts across the country and around the world. But if you want to learn more, visit http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/action.html

Buffalo Field Campaign volunteers are in the field every day documenting the activities that pass for bison management in Montana (view video footage at the website), and working for the day when these beautiful native creatures are welcomed home onto designated habitat where they are truly free to roam America's public land. Sign up for weekly BFC up-dates at: bfc-media (at) wildrockies.org Subject line: "Subscribe.

"Want to do more? Consider writing to one or both of the following:
Gov. Brian Schweitzer: (406) 444-3111, http://governor.mt.gov/contact/comments.asp (Montana is responsible for hazing, hunting, capture & quarantine, & slaughter.) In your own words, ask the governor to designate bison habitat and manage bison as America's treasured wildlife using science, not politics.

Suzanne Lewis, Superintendent, Yellowstone (307) 344-2002, suzanne_lewis (at) nps.gov (Yellowstone is responsible for capture within the park & shipment to slaughter.) In your own words, ask Ms. Lewis to stop killing bison to prevent them from leaving the park, contrary to everything the national park stands for.

Edward Abbey said, "A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government." In defending America's last wild bison, we stand up to greed and dishonesty. We stand up for justice and the enduring qualities embodied in our great nation's symbol of freedom, the magnificent American bison.

KEEP IT GOING! PASS THIS MESSAGE ON


SPREAD THE WORD TO SAVE THE HERD!

Learn More at: http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/action.html

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Buffalo Field Campaign
P.O. Box 957
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
406-646-0070
bfc-media (at) wildrockies.org
http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org

BFC is the only group working in the field every day
to defend the last wild herd of buffalo in America.

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Re: Urgent call for volunteers to help defend the Last Wild Buffalo in The U.S.
15 Feb 2006
Huh?! There are bison on Payne's Prarie like 10 miles from my house! Something's not right here. I think this is a joke.

sh(A)ne
Re: Urgent call for volunteers to help defend the Last Wild Buffalo in The U.S.
15 Feb 2006
Sh(a)ne, those aren't wild bison down the road from your house. They are genetically different and not free roaming. This is not a joke, you should get ya arse out to the Montana and check it out. There is cool free lodging, food and great folk.
Re: Urgent call for volunteers to help defend the Last Wild Buffalo in The U.S.
15 Feb 2006
I was strongly considering doing this, and I'd love to, but I have to head to Black Mesa to defend the Navajo and Hopi people who are facing forced relocation from their ancestral lands. Fulltime activists are needed everywhere these days as our government seeks to destroy everything and everyone in its malevolent path.
Re: Urgent call for volunteers to help defend the Last Wild Buffalo in The U.S.
15 Feb 2006
I was strongly considering doing this, and I'd love to, but I have to head to Black Mesa to defend the Navajo and Hopi people who are facing forced relocation from their ancestral lands. Fulltime activists are needed everywhere these days as our government seeks to destroy everything and everyone in its malevolent path.
Re: Urgent call for volunteers to help defend the Last Wild Buffalo in The U.S.
15 Feb 2006
I have also put in time at black mesa. You are right too much work to do. There is also cool stuff going on in the West coast forests.
Re: Urgent call for volunteers to help defend the Last Wild Buffalo in The U.S.
15 Feb 2006
Yumm .. Buffalo burgers!
Re: Urgent call for volunteers to help defend the Last Wild Buffalo in The U.S.
15 Feb 2006
having spent many years on the plains, I can say that I truly love buffaloes. They're delicious.
Re: Urgent call for volunteers to help defend the Last Wild Buffalo in The U.S.
16 Feb 2006
Buffalo meat is might tasty, 'specially with a likkle cholula sauce. I prefer to strangle my buffalo personally. One good full nelson takes down a nice meaty buffalo. Then you can wear his head and get in a stance like Neneh Cherry. Were any of you little couchstains even born when Neneh Cherry was making cds?
Re: Urgent call for volunteers to help defend the Last Wild Buffalo in The U.S.
16 Feb 2006
Actually, eating buffalo or bison meat is better for the Yellowstone bison than eating beef. You see idiots, the bison are being killed to make room for cattle grazing. The whole point is to allow the Yellowstone bison to migrate outside the park onto NF lands and create a buffalo commons. Then we can all go hunt and gather our own meat rather than going through the drive through.
Flipside you've never been hunting in your life and would not know the first thing about killing an animal.
Brad's Mom Takes Him To McDonald's For a Happy Meal
16 Feb 2006
Brad, what would you know about going through a drive through? You're not old enough to drive.
Re: Urgent call for volunteers to help defend the Last Wild Buffalo in The U.S.
16 Feb 2006
You are right I don't go through drive throughs. I don't eat meat unless I hunt it. I try not to shoot my freinds though. Why would it be an insult for you to call me young? I loved my youth and would really like to go back.
Re: Urgent call for volunteers to help defend the Last Wild Buffalo in The U.S.
18 Feb 2006
LOL "I try not to shoot my friends" LOL, I get it! That's a reference to Dick Cheney!!! ROLFLMAO!!! Oh damn, you're good! Hold on...my sides are hurting I'm laughing so much!!!! Did you make that one up by yourself?????? LOL
Re: Urgent call for volunteers to help defend the Last Wild Buffalo in The U.S.
18 Feb 2006
Don't be trying to fish me for information on what I have experience in killing.