Just last week, Montana’s Department of Livestock had plans to round up 300 wild buffalo (including babies) and ship them off this morning, June 4, to slaughter, because they’d wandered outside the boundaries of Yellowstone National Park. Thanks to the efforts of the Buffalo Field Campaign, their supporters and all of the media that picked up the story, the parties responsible for the impending slaughter heard loud and clear that the world was watching and that a public relations disaster was in the making. As a result, they relented and the buffalo got a reprieve.
Check out this update from the Buffalo Field Campaign. And if you have a moment and the inclination to encourage good acts, please call the numbers listed in the update to thank Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (ph: 406-444-3111) and Yellowstone Park Superintendent Suzanne Lewis (ph: 307-344-2002) for doing the right thing.
[The buffalo you helped save. Photo courtesy of The Buffalo Field Campaign]