To hell with private property rights, to hell with wildlife, we must protect cattle that aren’t even here.
The ridiculous annual event of hazing bison during their calving season is underway even though this year the bison are likely to come back out of the Park because the green-up of grass hasn’t started there due to late season snowstorms.
Each year the residents of the West Yellowstone area have to endure this fiasco on behalf of a few ranchers who whine and cry that their cattle might get brucellosis from bison when they don’t even bring them to the area a until after the buffalo have all calved. This year, due to the late green-up, it will likely be even later.
On numerous occasions I have witnessed Montana’s helicopters chasing buffalo deep into the Park even beyond the border of Wyoming in front of bewildered tourists. Last year, while hazing herds of newborn calves and their mothers off of private property where there never will be cattle again, Buffalo Field Campaign filmed a calf that had broken its leg in the malay of the hazing operation. These kinds of incidents are a common occurrence and there is no justification for it.
This war against wildlife is escalating, there is now proposed legislation in Montana which would hand over elk management to these clowns. It’s time to be outraged.
The lies and deceit by the livestock industry and the landed noble elite surrounding this issue resemble the treatment of the Native Americans. The bison are kept on a reservation or slaughtered if they get in the way of the sacred cow. It is the culture of death, a culture you subsidize.
Yellowstone bison drive planned through this week.
By Matthew Brown – The Associated Press