How Ted Turner Scored Yellowstone’s Bison Herd

A good overview of the buffalo issue and how they continue to be persecuted by Montana’s livestock industry and how the buffalo from the quarantine feasibility study ended up going to Ted Turner.

The Privatization of Wildlife: How Ted Turner Scored Yellowstone’s Bison Herd
AlterNet / By Joshua Frank

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Ken Cole

Ken Cole, Buffalo Field Campaign's Executive Director, is a 5th generation Idahoan, an avid fly fisherman, wildlife enthusiast, and photographer. He was formerly the Idaho Director for Western Watersheds Project.

3 Responses to The Privatization of Wildlife

  1. avatar Alan says:

    I just drove by the holding facility north of Yellowstone on the 89. It was empty after the transfer of the bison there to Ted Turner. Now I notice that there are 15 or 20 new(?) bison there. Are they going to refill this facility now? Does anyone know?

  2. avatar Save Bears says:

    If I remember right, Ted did not get all of them, those should be the remaining few that were not transferred to the Turner holdings..

  3. avatar Alan says:

    Thanks. Hope so. I haven’t been seeing any in there, but guess they could have been “hiding”.

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