Petition: Protect the Bison of Yellowstone National Park

Petition: Protect the Bison of Yellowstone National Park

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were over-hunted to near extinction in the past. After recovering over the course of many years thanks to the efforts of conservationists, are still in danger to this day.

has been a sort of refuge to bison for a long time, but government authorities annually cull bison and allow their .

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Making matters worse, the (FWS) refuses to protect bison as .

According to Darrell Geist, a habitat coordinator for the nonprofit Field Campaign, one of the park’s two major herds is in “steep decline.” The Yellowstone bison population was at 4,500 in 2019 and the Interagency Bison Management Plan (IBMP) agreed to cull between 600 and 900 bison.

Part of the reason Yellowstone bison should be protected — other than the simple fact that they should not be culled like this — is that most modern bison are inbred, but Yellowstone bison are pure bred. Therefore, the Yellowstone bison are important for actually preserving bison as a species.

A big concern is that farmers are worried bison can spread brucellosis to cows. This disease causes animals to miscarry. As this Care2 states: “Don’t you agree that Yellowstone’s pure bred bison deserve endangered species protections?

Isn’t it a crime to cull hundreds of these precious animals every year, for the sake of the cattle industry?”

If you agree, sign this petition asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to give Yellowstone’s bison the protected status they deserve!

This article was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 26 January 2020.


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