Kinship Circle: Killing Underway: Save Last Wild Buffalo

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

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Subject: Killing Underway: Save Last Wild Buffalo

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Kinship Circle: THEY LIED. Montana Aims To Kill – Call TODAY!

Friday, June 8th, 2007

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Date: Jun 8, 2007 2:43 PM
Subject: THEY LIED. Montana Aims To Kill – Call TODAY!

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On 6/2/07, Kinship Circle posted Yellowstone Buffalo On Borrowed Time, asking you to contact Montana officials over a 48-hour window till the slaughter began on Monday… Buffalo Field Campaign later issued word the pressure worked and officials had called off the kill.

Today we learn “they lied” and Montana’s Dept. of Livestock intends to slaughter at least 50 bull bison still in Montana. 50,000 million buffalo used to roam the range. Today there are less than 3,500 in America’s last wild herd. Government officials waste buffalo at will to appease cattle ranchers and about 200 cows who graze outside Yellowstone National Park.

Please call TODAY (6/8) and demand Montana officials uphold their promise to halt the slaughter.
– See Buffalo Field Campaign alert below for contact information.
– See Kinship Circle’s 6/2 alert for additional talking points.

Brenda Shoss, Kinship Circle

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Kinship Circle: [ACT NOW] Yellowstone Buffalo On Borrowed Time

Saturday, June 2nd, 2007

See also: SAPL eAlert: Yellowstone Bison Must be Saved from Needless Round-Up and Slaughter.

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Subject: [ACT NOW] Yellowstone Buffalo On Borrowed Time

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Buffalo are charged with the “crime” of trying to live wild and free

FROM BUFFALO FIELD CAMPAIGN:

Your calls, emails and faxes to decision-makers are making a difference! The buffalo are not going to be killed tomorrow. The agencies are responding to you and have made the decision to give the buffalo a reprieve until Monday. Now is the time to KEEP THE PRESSURE ON!

6/2/07: Yellowstone Buffalo On Borrowed Time
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SOURCE OF INFORMATION:

Buffalo Field Campaign
BFC-Media [at] wildrockies.org
EMERGENCY ALERT! Slaughter of Buffalo Calves Planned by Montana
SAVE THE HERD ~ SPREAD THE WORD!!
http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/springslaughter.html

Department of Livestock to Capture and Slaughter Yellowstone Bison
http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/media/press0607/pressreleases0607/052907.html

Buffalo Field Campaign VIDEO
http://www.channelg.tv/video.php?project_id=1

Latest News Articles
http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/media/press0607/news0607/news0607.html

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SAPL eAlert: Yellowstone Bison Must be Saved from Needless Round-Up and Slaughter

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

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From: Cathy Liss, Legislative Director – action [at] saplonline.org
Date: May 31, 2007 11:24 AM
Subject: URGENT SAPL eAlert: YELLOWSTONE BISON MUST BE SAVED FROM NEEDLESS ROUND-UP AND SLAUGHTER

If you are unable to view this eAlert please visit: http://www.saplonline.org/Alerts/053007.htm.

URGENT ACTION NEEDED: YELLOWSTONE BISON MUST BE SAVED FROM NEEDLESS ROUND-UP AND SLAUGHTER

In just a few days, any Yellowstone bison remaining outside of Yellowstone National Park will risk capture by officials from the State of Montana, the National Park Service, and other state and federal agencies. The animals, currently grazing peacefully on national forest lands near West Yellowstone, Mont., will be cruelly forced on to trucks and driven to slaughter. Many potential victims are mother bison and their newborn calves (see images of the bison at
http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/media/photos/bisonphotos0607maycalves.html). During the capture and loading process, the newborns may be injured and separated from their mothers. All will be terrified as they endure confinement, transport and slaughter.

The capture was supposed to begin today, but thanks to an outcry to federal and state officials from compassionate individuals like you, officials will first try to direct the bison back into Yellowstone National Park (a process known as “hazing”). However, this brief reprieve from death will come to an end on Monday, when any bison who remain outside the park is scheduled to be captured and killed.

This action is based on a perceived threat that the bison will transmit the disease brucellosis to cattle, even though there has never been a documented case of transmission from bison to cattle outside of a laboratory. The risk of transmission, if it even exists, is extraordinarily remote. Because the bacteria is passed via contact with contaminated reproductive products, only pregnant bison pose even a theoretical risk of transmission. Despite this fact, the agencies routinely kill bulls, calves and yearlings; 4,000 have died since 1985. It appears that the capture and slaughter plan may reflect Montana’s overreaction to the recent detection of brucellosis in a cattle herd — an outbreak not attributable to Yellowstone bison.

Worsening the situation, the National Park Service has rejected a suggestion to transport any captured bison by truck deep into the park for release, despite the fact that there are no insurmountable obstacles preventing implementation of this option to spare the bisons’ lives. To deny the gentle animals a second chance at life is a shameful decision coming from an agency whose mission is to protect wildlife, and whose emblem actually includes the image of a bison.

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DawnWatch: Bison slaughter in Washington Post and on campaign billboards 7/20/06

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

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From: DawnWatch – news [at] dawnwatch.com
Date: Jul 20, 2006 5:04 PM
Subject: DawnWatch: Bison slaughter in Washington Post and on campaign billboards 7/20/06

The Thursday, July 20, Washington Post includes an article, headed, “A Bison Kill Hardly Fits the Bill. Interior Official Comes Under Fire for Shooting National Icon.” (Pg A21.)

It opens:

“The American bison, once hunted almost to extinction, is now so revered in the United States that its image graces the seal of the Interior Department, where it stands proudly in the shadow of mountains.

“Still, a senior political appointee at Interior apparently thought that the real thing might look better stuffed and mounted — so he shot one.

“David P. Smith, a hunter who until last Friday was deputy assistant secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks, shot and killed a bison grazing at a friend’s ranch in Texas in December 2004. He had the hoofs made into bookends and kept the skull, wrapped in taxidermy packaging, in the garage of his home.

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