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Yellowstone's annual bison slaughter begins

 

Last updated 3/15/2014 at 1:01pm

Buffalo Field Campaign

This is the first time Yellowstone National Park has turned bison over to the tribes under the slaughter agreements. "Buffalo were made to be free and to remain so," says James Holt, Nez Perce. "It is painful to watch these tribal entities take such an approach to what should be the strongest advocacy and voice of protection."

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WY-Yellowstone plans to slaughter between 600 and 800 bison before spring, according to park spokesman Al Nash. "We're going to seek opportunities to capture any animals that move outside the park's boundaries," he said. Yellowstone has set a "population target," of 3,000 to 3,500 animals.

This is the first time Yellowstone has turned bison over to the tribes under the slaughter agreements. According to James Holt, a Nez Perce Tribal Member and a member of the Buffalo Field Campaign's (BFC) board, "It is disheartening to see tribes support these activities."

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