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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