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STOP THE SLAUGHTER of the Yellowstone
Update from the Field 3/26/15 Important Actions to Take for the Buffalo
* TAKE ACTION! Kill the Bills, Not the Buffalo!
* Update from the Field: Spring Migration is Underway!
* More Actions to Take: End the War Against Wild Buffalo
* Summer Volunteers Needed
* By the Numbers
* Last Words of Buffalo Inspiration ~ Douglas Gruenau
Action Alert! Ask Montana Governor Steve Bullock to veto HB 194
Contact Montana Governor Steve Bullock and let him know you stand for recovering
America's wild buffalo. If you live out of state, let him know why you visit Montana
and what is important to you. Ask him to veto HB 194.
HB 194 is an act requiring a forage analysis as part of a management plan before wild buffalo or bison are released or transplanted onto private or public land in Montana.
HB 194 is another unfunded mandate required to be performed before transplantating or reintroducing buffalo as a wildlife species in Montana. HB 194 provides no funding for a required forage analysis by a range scientist from MSU-Ag or US NRCS.
Governor Steve Bullock Office of the Governor MT State Capitol
P.O. Box 200801 Helena, MT 59620-0801
Toll Free: 855-318-1330 or 406-444-3111 FAX: 406-444-5529
Montana Legislature 2015 GET UP-TO-DATE NEWS ON BILLS IMPACTING YELLOWSTONE BUFFALO
Take Action! Help Repeal MCA 81-2-120
Buffalo Field Campaign 2/25/15
Native American Buffalo & Wolf Rally
On Feb. 10, 2015 on the steps of Montana's capitol building in Helena. An awesome and inspiring gathering of Native American leaders, legislators, and traditionalists rally for wildlife with support from Buffalo Field Campaign, Alliance for the Wild Rockies, and many other citizens and wildlife supporters. Listen to passionate speeches and watch beautiful traditional dancers as we rally to stop the slaughter of buffalo and wolves.
Press Release 2/05/15 VIDEO FOOTAGE FROM INSIDE YELLOWSTONE BISON TRAP
Yellowstone's Shame Now Hidden from the Public
Buffalo Field Campaign 2/05/15
Shame on Yellowstone National Park
In 2003 the National Park Service lived up to its obligation to provide access, information, and images from bison capture-for-slaughter operations taking place in Yellowstone National Park. This winter the Park Service is shielding these tax-funded bison management operations from the public. A government agency accountable to the American people, the Park Service should operate with transparency. Instead the agency seeks to hide the truth as it inflicts abuse, suffering, and slaughter upon the buffalo, a national treasure worthy of honor, celebration, and protection. The things you see in this video are happening now in Yellowstone, and already three buffalo have died inside the trap, while 255 have been eliminated from America's last wild population.
Press Release 2/04/15 RALLY FOR WILD BUFFALO AND WOLVES AT MONTANA'S CAPITOL
Buffalo Field Campaign Joins in Solidarity with Tribal Communities
Press Release 1/23/15 MORE YELLOWSTONE BISON SENT TO SLAUGHTER
At Least 300 of America's Last Wild Buffalo Killed Through Hunting and Slaughter
Press Release 9/15/14 Friends of Animals, Buffalo Field Campaign file rule-making petition
to stop slaughter of buffalo in Yellowstone Park
In Memory of our Co-Founder, Rosalie Little Thunder
Rosalie Little Thunder
September 18, 1949-August 9, 2014 Read more
Press Release 8/06/14 Livestock Board Corrupts Decision on Habitat for Public Buffalo in Montana Advocates call attention to abuse of public process that has denied access to year-round habitat for public buffalo in Montana -- Over 100,000 people disenfranchised by livestock industry board Chronological supporting documentation
Press Release 6/26/14
BISON ACTIVIST CONVICTED OF BLOCKING YELLOWSTONE'S WILD BISON TRAP
Federal Judge Rejects Plea Agreement, Punishes Public Support for Activist's Actions
Buffalo Field Campaign 6/26/14
6/25/14 DOL Trespass
Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) agents trespass on a local landowner's property. Landowner Ed Ryberg shows the MDOL agent a letter from Governor Bullock stating that it is illegal for the agency to come onto his property against his wishes. The agent ignores his request and trespasses, trying to move the buffalo. The buffalo have other ideas and will not move. The landowners again tell the agent to leave the property and, finally, he does without the buffalo. The MDOL agent never shows any proof of his supposed right to trespass.
Bison Management Directive from Governor Bullock to the Board of the Dept of Livestock
Buffalo Field Campaign 5/28/14
Born in a Buffalo Haze
Inside Yellowstone Park on May 22 during a Buffalo haze, a Mom (H4) went into labor. The Mom (H4) was left with some other Buffalo for the rest of the day. The next day May 23 the haze of her (H4) and her new born calf continued until they reached the Madison river. The exhausted calf could not make the swim across the river. Mom (H4) and the agents could not get the calf to move.
Buffalo Field Campaign 5/22/14
Spring Showers Bring
All along the Yellowstone ecosystem Buffalo are trying to enjoy Spring. Mom's giving birth, nursing newborns, eating grass and trying to relax after a long hard Winter. Unfortunately Montana cattle interests will not allow this peaceful sight to exist. The following is your tax dollars hard at work for Montana's cattle industry.
Press Release 4/29/14
AN OPEN LETTER TO TRIBAL LEADERS & THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
FROM: Rosalie Little Thunder, Pte Oyate, Darrell Geist, Buffalo Field Campaign
Buffalo Field Campaign 4/30/14
Mad Science Gone Buffalo Wild
Special interests govern the management of our last wild Buffalo with your tax dollars. Here are two examples: removing Buffalo from private yards and a birth control study conducted by USDA's Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service. Birth control for the last wild Buffalo on Earth. Good idea?
Buffalo Field Campaign 4/17/14
Bison Management- Public Comment
Gail Richardson comments at the Interagency Bison Management Plan Meeting 4/10/14 in Bozeman, Montana. She addresses all of the people who make the bad choices of how the buffalo are treated with your tax dollars. Her comments are mixed with video showing the true story of the buffalo.
Earl Old Person, Chief of the Blackfeet Nation
Earl Old Person official Chief of the Blackfeet Nation speaks about the importance of the Buffalo to his Nation. He tells a story, sings a song, says a prayer and honors the people working to save the Buffalo.
Lifetime Collective: Pearl Jam Honors
Wild Buffalo and the Work of BFC
The clothing company Lifetime, whose roots reach back to the design of t-shirts for the skate and snow culture, has collaborated with Pearl Jam to honor wild buffalo and the work of Buffalo Field Campaign.
You can view and order these special articles HERE
Now Available! In the Presence of Buffalo by BFC Executive Director Dan Brister
Press Release 4/15/13
MONTANA-WYOMING TRIBAL LEADERS COUNCIL PASSES BUFFALO RESOLUTION
Document calls for viable, wild populations of migratory buffalo
and for state and federal governments to uphold Treaty obligations