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Wild Yellowstone Buffalo in Peril!  Urgent Help Needed

In the past two months, Yellowstone National Park
rangers have captured and
slaughtered nearly 900 wild buffalo.  Others have been
harassed, chased onto
thin ice and drowned or shot by the Montana Dept. of
Livestock.  As if this
wasn't enough, still more wild buffalo were shot by
?hunters? just outside Park
boundaries in Montana?s first public buffalo hunt in
15 years.  Another 100 wild
buffalo calves and yearlings are being held captive
behind double electric
fencing as part of a mad hatter?s science project
called the ?bison quarantine
feasibility study?.  And this is only just the
beginning.  Many hundreds more
buffalo will be chased, captured, slaughtered or shot
in the coming

We put a stop to this madness!

The Buffalo Field Campaign has been working tirelessly
for the past nine
years to stop the slaughter of the Yellowstone buffalo
herd.  Volunteers stand
in defense of the buffalo as they follow their ancient
migratory instincts in
search of winter forage and spring calving grounds. 
Unfortunately, this journey
leads the buffalo to the killing fields of Montana,
where the buffalo are shown
no mercy, given no reprieve.  

Less the 150 years ago, some 30 million wild buffalo
roamed the continent of
North America.  The great herds stretched from west of
the Rockies to the shores
of the Atlantic. from Canada to Mexico across the
Great Plains.  Today, only
about 3,500 genetically pure buffalo with a continuous
history of being wild and
unfenced in their native habitat are left in the
United States.  If we don?t act
soon to stop the slaughter, this great treasure may be
lost forever. 

If you have ever considered taking a stand for the
wild, now is the time to act.
 More volunteers are urgently needed to defend the
buffalo.  The remainder of
winter and the coming spring are a crucial time for
the buffalo.  

For more information on volunteering with BFC or other
actions you can take for
the benefit of wild buffalo, please visit 
or call us in Montana at 406-646-0070.
For updates and info, contact scott at planttrees dot org.