Bison of the Yellowstone National Park are the target of a massacre planned to kill 900 to 1100 bison in their natural home this winter.
In Defense of Animals (IDA) calls this plan “incredibly cruel” as it asks for signatures on its letter to Superintendent, Yellowstone National Park, urging to cancel the bison hunt immediately.
The plan is to allow hunters to gun down many, and trap and truck off the rest off to their bloody ends at loud and frightening slaughterhouses. This plan is not only incredibly cruel, it is also dangerous to the health of the herd.
IDA writes that the bison massacre is motivated by the interests of the private, for-profit livestock industry. It points out:
Public lands ranchers who benefit from grazing allotments want bison dead or confined to small areas to maintain their monopoly on the grass which grows on our public lands to feed the animals who live in our national parks.
On their page (linked above), IDA is hosting a letter where readers can fill in the short form to register their protest and demand the park authorities to cancel this cruel planned massacre. IDA is also encouraging all concerned to call Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Cam Sholly to politely urge him to cancel the bison slaughter and allow nature to flourish undisturbed by human interference. The number for Cam Sholly is (307) 344-2002.