Ridiculous lawsuit to show who is boss over everything and everyone in Montana is being heard today.
Montana Stockgrowers Association is suing to make sure bison are removed from the Horse Butte, which is devoid of cattle, by May 15th of each year. They would force the State of Montana to violate private property rights of those who live on the peninsula each and every year.
Cattle are no longer grazed on Horse Butte and there are few cattle grazed in the entire Hebgen Valley. Even those cattle don’t arrive until late June long after there is any threat of brucellosis transmission. Even so, bison are hazed, captured, and slaughtered by State and Federal Agencies at taxpayer expense at the cost of $1.5 million dollars per year to protect a few operators from a non-existent threat.
Stockgrowers sue over Horse Butte bison
Bozeman Daily Chronicle
A reminder of the consequences of this policy: