From eNature.com in the USA:
These majestic creatures are being rounded up and shipped to slaughter when they wander beyond the borders of Yellowstone National Park.
Please sign our petition seeking to end this unnecessary and heartless practice!
Environmentalists Rip Ryan Zinke For Booting Yellowstone Bison Protector. “It’s a hell of a way to be treated after four decades,” says park superintendent Dan Wenk. By Mary Papenfuss.
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In the early 1900s, 1,000 bison – wild and captive – remained, down from tens of millions only 100 years before. It was nearly the end of the bison.
But these icons of the American west had some powerful champions – including Theodore Roosevelt and the newly formed Wildlife Conservation Society. Together they founded the American Bison Society at the Bronx Zoo in 1905, sent 15 bison by train to Oklahoma to help restore the western plains’ depleted herds, and saved the species from extinction.
Giving the bison an official day on the calendar will help ensure they’re not just symbols of our past, but remain integral to our future, too.
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