* From the Field....
another week has passed and the 18 wild bison bulls outside of Yellowstone
National Park continue to roam free. On Wednesday,the DOL came out
in force, backed by over a dozen law enforcement officers from various
agencies. DOL spent the morning in a failed attempt to haze and capture
8 bison along the Madison River. These wily bulls continually eluded
the DOL agents and finally lost them in the trees along the river.
DOL agents managed to destroy one snowmachine and had to dig several
others out during the operation. In the afternoon, DOL set their sites
on 10 bulls grazing near Horse Butte, but were foiled again.
The bison were able
to elude the agents, and with the help of BFC volunteers, spent the
rest of the afternoon on private land designated as a Buffalo Safe
Zone. We were all shown, once again, the power and grace of wild bison.
Unfortunately, the state of Montana demonstrated its willingness to
stifle public opposition to the bison slaughter later in the day
. BFC volunteer Brian
Gharst was arrested at 4 p.m. while driving on a county road near
Horse Butte. Gharst had been arrested on January 9th in a blockade
of the 610 road, and Gallatin County law enforcement officers recognized
him. He was charged with violating the conditions of release from
the earlier arrest.
The joy that was
felt over the continued freedom of the bison was slightly tempered
by the incarceration of one of our volunteers. The realization that
DOL would be back to harass and kill these tremendous animals only
strengthens the resolve to continue our work in their defense.
Volunteers were out
with the bison at first light on Thursday morning, and will continue
to do so until the last wild bison in America get the protection they
This coming weekend
we will gather with our relations in West Yellowstone who are guarding
our buffalo family. We will smoke and say prayers with them on Sat.
at 10:30. We encourage anyone to join with us where ever you are and
hope that prayers will change things for the future. We look to those
who pray for peace to join in and include us in your requests.
There are many of
us who can make a difference no matter where we came from it is for
us to open a door to prayer and allow those who practice this life
P.S. changes have
been made to the Ehmani website. There is now a message / Bulletin
Board. You are now able to post questions and answers, along with
being able to read the latest news or events dealing the the Ehnamani
There can be several
visitors on the Bulletin Board, at the same time posting questions
and answers. Just go to http://www.ehnamani.org
and choose the Bulletin Board option.
Thanks, Phillip "firstname.lastname@example.org"
A special Thanks
goes out to the Shoshonee - Bannock and their blessed donation of
food for the campaign! Thanks!!!
Thanks, Bob ! for
the warm stove so that our media office can stay warm and the computers
don't literally "freeze up".
Thanks to Darla/Mashh
fro the wonderful first aid trainings this past weekend.
And thanks - the
boots are wonderful!
Our new video cameras
are in the field today helping us document the atrocities against
the buffalo -- thanks to the Humane Society of the United States!