11 Dec '11, 3am

Victory For 68 Genetically Pure Yellowstone Bison | Care2 Causes

Victory For 68 Genetically Pure Yellowstone Bison | Care2 Causes

Great news for Yellowstone Bison! Last Friday, the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission voted to allow 68 bison, some of the last genetically pure bison in America, currently being held in quarantine, to be moved to Fort Belknap and Fort Peck reservations. Earlier this year, Care2′s Beth Buczynski wrote here about the ritual hazing and slaughter of Yellowstone bison if they strayed beyond the park boundaries. Bison Being Moved To Tribal Lands As Defenders of Wildlife wrote: “Because of an unsubstantiated fear that bison will transmit a disease called brucellosis to domestic cattle, bison face a grim fate: Harassed back into the park where food is scarce; shot on sight; or shipped off to slaughter.” But now Defenders is reporting that the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission have voted to approve a land-mark plan to move these bison from quarantine to these tr...

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