Stop the Bison Slaughter
  • Petitioned Yellowstone National Park (307) 344-2003 or yell_superintendent@nps.gov

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Yellowstone National Park (307) 344-2003 or yell_superintendent@nps.gov

Stop the Bison Slaughter

    1. Petition by

      Glenn Hockett

      Bozeman, MT

Yellowstone National Park is our first National Park. North American Bison are one of many iconic native wildlife species, including but not limited to grizzly bears, wolves, elk, moose, mule deer, pronghorn and bighorn sheep, that spend at least some time in Yellowstone National Park. However, Yellowstone National Park is not large enough to provide for all the needs of these incredible wildlife species and many migrate to and from the wild lands of the surrounding Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Bison are the only native species that have been singled out by the Park Service, in particular Superintendent Dan Wenk, as needing "control" within the Park and he intends on capturing, confining and sending hundreds of these wild animals to slaughter houses to be killed. This flies in the face of Yellowstone National Park's natural regulation policy, which has been in place since the 1960's. Once numbering in the tens of millions, these few bison (about 3,000 animals) are now one of the only remaining wild herds left in North American. It is critical we send a strong message to Superintendent Dan Wenk to respect and protect these bison as valued native wildlife within Yellowstone National Park. Stop the slaughter! Let them be wild!

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    • Annalie Williams LYNNWOOD RIDGE PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA
      • about 2 years ago

      When I look at the bison, I see not only an incredible, dignified creature whose whole bearing reflects the wisdom of the ages, but also living part of America's ancient history. How could I not stand up for them?

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    • Reynold Sodini WHITTIER, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      There are no recorded incidents of bison passing the disease to any cow. So let them live !

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    • Bernadene Brown SAINT ANTHONY, ID
      • over 2 years ago

      Balance in all things.

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    • zena brandreth MAGALIESSIG, SOUTH AFRICA
      • over 2 years ago

      Yellowstone - do what is right...do what you are entrusted to do.... protect these magnificent creatures!

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    • Leslie Peretsky DENVER, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      Why would you even consider eradicating these noble beasts ? How did it ever reach this point of degradation of wildlife and wild places ? T.his is so horribly tragic, I do not want to know how it would feel not to have these wild magnificent creatures in the wild where they belong and left to live without human interference but I certainly am feeling that all that has recently passed is so horribly wrong and I truly pray you will all come to your senses and do right by these creatures as quickly as possible. I thought they were protected in Yellowstone and I feel betrayed as a citizen to find out what is really going on.

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