08 Apr '11, 2pm

Victory in Montana! #Bison will no longer be shot or hazed upon leaving Yellowstone National Park

Since the 1990s, the Interagency Bison Management Plan has confined bison to Yellowstone National Park because many bison are infected with brucellosis, a disease that can cause cattle to abort. While no transmission of brucellosis between bison and cattle has ever been documented in the wild, livestock interests have insisted bison be confined to Yellowstone Park. In tough winters, bison have been slaughtered or hazed (using helicopters, all-terrain vehicles and/or horseback riders) back into the Park under the Interagency Plan. Over the last 20 years, 3,800 bison have been killed by agency employees.

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