Groups Sue To Eliminate Elk Feedgrounds in Wyoming
Concentrations of elk by artificial feeding at Wyoming Feedgrounds is spreading diseases like Chronic Wasting Disease. Photo George Wuerthner
Wyoming Fish and Game Department has 22 elk feed grounds scattered around the western part of the state and feeds as many as 17,000 elk every winter. The agency currently has eight […]Continue Reading →
Bill in Montana Legislature kills Possibility for Wild Bison in State
The threat from House Bill 132
By Jim Bailey
A proposed apparently minor addition to the legal definition of “wild bison” in Montana could eliminate all possibilities for restoring public, wild bison to the state. This seemingly innocent change exists in House Bill 132 which, as of this writing, has passed the Montana House and […]Continue Reading →
Yellowstone Bison Petitioned Under ESA
A number of environmental organizations, Western Watersheds Project, The Buffalo Field Campaign, and Friends of Animals, have petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list the Yellowstone bison under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Some may be baffled why any bison deserve listing under the ESA when there are at least 500,000 bison found […]Continue Reading →
Yellowstone bison slaughter has begun
Up to 900 to soon die-
Today the annual cull of Yellowstone bison got underway. It is plenty contentious. I have been ranting about this nearly annual slaughter since 1996 on The Wildlife News and its previous incarnations.
In recent years it has been mostly out of sight just north of the Park’s northern boundary. […]Continue Reading →
Admission. Forest Service says elk feedground will spread Chronic Wasting Disease
B-T Forest renews elk feedground while admitting it will spread brucellosis, parasites and chronic wasting disease-
Acting Bridger-Teton National Forest supervisor Kathryn Conant is going to renew the special use permit for Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Alkali Creek winter elk feedlot which is up the Gros Ventre River, sandwiched between the gravel road and […]Continue Reading →
Why Buffalo Should be Protected by the Endangered Species Act
After many years of battles it is hard to say that management of Yellowstone Park bison by the federal government and the state of Montana has improved. Almost every winter there is a slaughter just north of the Park, and sometimes to the west of the Park and even inside the Park. This winter there is […]Continue Reading →
Supporting Bison Quarantine Betrays Commitment to Wildlife Defense
In a recent blog post, Defenders of Wildlife is grossly misleading the public claiming that they have “saved the last wild bison” by participating in and supporting the quarantine of buffalo that originated as wild calves from Yellowstone. Quarantine is a domestication process. There is no benefit from quarantine to bison as wildlife. Quarantine […]Continue Reading →
Despite an executive order signed by Governor Steve Bullock on May 22 that restricts Montana Department of Livestock agents from entering “private property without landowner permission unless there is an imminent threat of disease transmission from bison to livestock or people”, Montana Department of Livestock agents trespassed onto the property of West Yellowstone resident Ed […]Continue Reading →
Montana’s hostility to free roaming bison not shared by Wyoming
Bison allowed to wander Jackson Hole, WY at will-
We have written about bison in Wyoming versus inside Montana a number of times, but not for a couple years. Because of the constant public hostility of Montana’s Department of Livestock (the DOL) and the less-than-in-depth reporting by Montana traditional media, folks probably forget that Montana’s […]Continue Reading →
An Open Letter to Tribal Leaders and the American People.
Rosalie Little Thunder, Pte Oyate
Darrell Geist, Buffalo Field Campaign
We write to you still in the aftershock of the unconscionable tribal participation in the most recent government slaughter of wild buffalo in Yellowstone National Park and Montana. We feel compelled to share our insight on how this corrosive process began.
In the […]Continue Reading →
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