We must be the change we want to see. It is time to stand up for what is right. Expecting the government to create change that benefits anyone but a select few is naive. Here in Yellowstone, sacred buffalo, the last of their kind, are being killed by the government. Under pressure from the Montana Department of Livestock and funded with American taxpayer money, five thousand wild Yellowstone buffalo have been destroyed to prove a lie. The disease brucellosis, brought here by European cattle, has never been transmitted from buffalo back to cattle. Elk infect cattle with brucellosis and roam free.  

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Yellowstone National Park’s buffalo trap is filled with over 400 buffalo awaiting their final destination – the government-approved slaughterhouse. The buffalo that dare to migrate off the reservation of Yellowstone are met by hunters poised on the park’s boundaries. The government tells the hunters to shoot them all, or they will be slaughtered. This is how America treats our National Mammal. We need a new government. One that has vision. One that takes future generations into account. We need the guidance of wise elders who understand the legacy we have a duty to take care of. Government representation of the few who only serve their own self interests. We need to be the change we want to see. It is time for all of us to lead. Find your passion. Go out and change the world. Let the next generation know we care for their future. Keep fighting for the buffalo and all that you belive in. Act on your passion. Do it today. If you don’t, who will?

With the Buffalo,

Mike Mease