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NOT ENFORCING THE RULES

The Department of Livestock is not enforcing the required Designated Surveillance Area rules.

  • The Department of Livestock’s “current compliance and oversight process does not directly monitor” and verify whether brucellosis testing is occurring for movements of livestock out of the Designated Surveillance Area. (18)
  • Of 225 movements of livestock involving at least 10,000 head of livestock out of the Designated Surveillance Area, only 40 movements documented “health requirements” though this information does not disclose the required brucellosis test. (17)
  • The Department of Livestock is not following up on rancher noncompliance for brucellosis testing and consistently enforcing its Designated Surveillance Area rules. (17)
  • The Department of Livestock is “not documenting herd management risk assessments . . . including the basis for exceptions or variances to DSA brucellosis testing requirements.” (20)
  • In 50 audited samples, “there were no documented risk assessments attached to or explained within the plans.” (20)
  • The Department of Livestock is not annually reviewing the 160 herd management plans in place. (19, 20)
  • The Department of Livestock is not documenting its basis for providing variances or exemptions for ranchers from brucellosis testing requirements. (21)
  • “Allowing certain DSA livestock to not be subject to brucellosis testing requirements creates risks.” (21)

 

 

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BFC's goal is to stop the slaughter and harassment of Yellowstone's wild buffalo herds, protect the natural habitat of wild free-roaming buffalo and native wildlife, and to work with people of all Nations to honor the sacredness of wild buffalo. learn more yellow 2

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