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Yellowstone Park Buffalo to be shot
- To: Issues concerning CEDA Debate <CEDA-L@cornell.edu>
- Subject: Yellowstone Park Buffalo to be shot
- From: "Lisa K. Heller" <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 23 Apr 1997 15:57:06 -0400 (EDT)
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>>Date: Tue, 22 Apr 1997 17:05:54 -0600
>>From: firstname.lastname@example.org (James Barnes)
>>Subject: BAP Alert 4/22/97
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>> ***BUFFALO SLAUGHTER ALERT 4/22/97***
>>Bison Advocacy Project
>>POB 7381 Missoula, MT 59807
>>email@example.com (or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org)
>>Today's official Winter '96-'97 bison kill-count: 1083
>>Some 500-700 more have died from the effects of this harsh winter:
>>Fewer than 1200 remaining bison have been counted, down from 3500 this summer.
>>**************E-MAIL SIGN-0N LETTER! DO IT TODAY!!!!! ***************
>>"It is imperative to stop the slaughter" said Interior Secretary Bruce
>>Babbitt. But the killing of buffalo goes on.
>>On May 1, all bison still outside of Yellowstone National Park, including
>>those tested, marked and tagged as being brucellosis-free, must either
>>return to the park or be shot.
>>Why? Because soon the cattle will be trucked in to stock Forest Service
>>grazing allotments. Bison killing has slowed in recent weeks as the
>>winter's snowpack melted to expose forage, and bison have not needed to
>>move so far. But when the May 1st deadline arrives, we expect a full-on
>>massacre of the remaining animals.
>>Join us letting public officials know that the public is outraged!
>>Sign on to this simple statement....
>>I am outraged about the slaughter of the Yellowstone bison. On May 1st, I
>>will be wearing a black arm band to show solidarity with the last wild
>>buffalo herd in the United States! The world will be watching Montana on
>>May 1st to see if the massacre stops!
>>To sign on send your name and state to <stop-the email@example.com>
>>by April 28th.
>>We will compile the letter and names and forward it appropriate officials.
>>We will inform the press just how many folks are outraged across the nation!
>>We need at least two names for each bison that was murdered!
>>The Montana Department of Livestock refuses the Park Service's offer to
>>haze buffalo back into park boundaries. Bulls that couldn't possibly
>>transmit brucellosis (through the placenta or milk) are being killed. So
>>the Tokala Society of the Oglala Lakota Nation is helping to patrol the
>>border and keep the state of Montana from killing any more bison. They will
>>be working on May
>>1st...keep them in your thoughts.
>>Please pass this on! It only takes a sec!!!
>>For the Earth,
>>Rosalie Little Thunder, Lakota elder, says, "The killing ... and the
>>laughing of the killers...it's the Phil Sheridan nightmare all over again."
>>(Note: Phil Sheridan ordered and participated in the 1800's slaughter of
>>millions of buffalo to bring the Indian people to their knees.) "This
>>slaughter is the result of that same mentality, combined with political
>>paralysis. Common sense and direct action is desperately needed to save
>>what's left of the herd."
>>WILD BISON SELL-OFF BILL PASSES MONTANA LEGISLATURE--GOVERNOR TO SIGN
>>The horrendous measure allowing Montana's Department of Livestock to catch
>>wild bison and sell them off live at auction has gotten through the State
>>Although the identical measure lost a House vote 53-44 on Saturday,
>>more than a dozen members changed their minds to pass it 58-41.
>>The Senate has also approved the bill. It now goes to Gov. Marc Racicot for
>>his signature. He supported the bill during committee hearings.
>>The bill would let the state Livestock Department sell Montana's
>>disease-free wild bison to private owners, ensuring they don't continue to
>>live free in Montana and occupy their native habitat. Sale would come after
>>a minimum 13-month quarantine for brucellosis.
>>The Livestock Department got lawmaker William Rehbein, R-Lambert to tack a
>>bison sale amendment onto House Bill 547, which was intended to benefit the
>>Montana Food Bank Network.
>>The idea of catching and selling wildife to fund government bureaucracies
>>is apalling, and this bill was piggy-backed onto an existing bill, without
>>any formal hearings or public comment--a rider.
>>"The governor decided to sell our wildlife, and he used the threat of
>>withholding food bank money to get his way," said Rep. Bob Raney,
>>D-Livingston. "What a hero."
>>Please contact the Governor's office and demand that Racicot veto the bill.
>>Governor of Montana, Marc Racicot, State Capitol, Helena, MT 59620 (406)
>>444-3111 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
>>DONATIONS NEEDED: Send to Bison Advocacy Project/Ecology Center,POB 7381
>>Missoula, MT 59807.
>>Give these demands to the politicians and bureaucrats below!
>>-- Halt the bison extermination program.
>>-- Cancel cattle-grazing leases on public lands around Yellowstone.
>>-- Allow bison to travel onto such state and federal lands as they choose.
>>-- Transfer bison causing "damage" on private lands to quarantines in
>>Montana on tribal or public land and incorporate them into herds on public
>>lands and adequate tribal lands being as hands-off as possible.
>>-- Control, test and vaccinate *cattle* on private lands in the Greater
>> Yellowstone Area.
>>-- Transfer management of Montana's wild bison back to the Department of
>>Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
>>--Maintain Yellowstone NP's policy of natural regulation--NO FENCES FOR
>>BOYCOTTS OF MONTANA:
>>-The fund for Animals has called a tourism boycott of Montana. Call the
>>Montana Travel Bureau 1-800-847-4868 or http://travel.mt.gov (No more
>>visits till the slaughter stops!)
>>-BOYCOTT BEEF! Call the Montana Stockgrowers Association at (406) 442-3420
>>to register your distaste for beef tainted by bison extermination.
>>***Video clips of the slaughter are available from Cold Mountain, Cold
>>Rivers POB 7941 Missoula, MT 59807 (406) 728-0867 email@example.com ***
>>-APHIS Administrator Terry Medley, (202)720-2511, fax (202)720-3982,
>>-Governor of Montana, Marc Racicot, State Capitol, Helena, MT 59620 (406)
>>-Superintendent of Yellowstone National Park, Mike Finley, Box 168
>>Yellowstone National Park, Wy 82190 (307)344-2002, e-mail:
>>-Montana's US Senators Max Baucus at firstname.lastname@example.org and Conrad Burns
>>-Bruce Babbitt, Secretary of the Interior, Interior Bldg. 1849 C St. NW,
>>Washington, DC 20240 Ph: (202) 208-7531, fax: (202) 208-6956, e-mail:
>>-Dan Glickman, Secretary of Agriculture, 200 A Whitten Bldg., 1400
>>Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC, Ph: (202) 720-2166, e-mail:
>>BISON BELONG IN MONTANA!
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