Save the Yellowstone Bison

Target: Jim Kurth, Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service

Goal: Stop the needless slaughter of the Yellowstone bison.

The Yellowstone bison population will drop by at least a quarter this winter, with as many as 1,250 bison set for slaughter. The reason is cited as ranchers’ fears of brucellosis, a virus commonly found in the species that can cause females to miscarry, but recent studies have shown that the virus is becoming rarer as bison develop an immunity to it. Therefore, the planned slaughter of these animals is completely unnecessary.

Yellowstone has helped to preserve this very important species for years now, helping them rebuild their population after nearly a century of endangerment and near-extinction. Furthermore, the Yellowstone bison are the only bison remaining whose numbers have not come as the result of crossbreeding with cattle. But every year, a large number of these animals are killed based on fear of a virus these animals no longer commonly carry.

We cannot allow this to happen. This species has worked for years to repopulate after nearly going extinct, and we must not allow the government to undo all their hard work. Sign this petition to stop the slaughter of these innocent creatures.


Dear Director Kurth,

The planned slaughter of over one thousand Yellowstone bison must not take place. It is not only inhumane, but completely unnecessary. The slaughter of this many bison every year is carried out under the order of ranchers who fear the brucellosis virus traveling from the bison to their cattle, despite the bison being essentially immune to it by now.

The Yellowstone bison is the most important species of bison in the United States. They have worked hard to rebuild their population after being nearly extinct for decades. At least a thousand are still slaughtered every year due to ranchers’ fears, making it a miracle that the bison have not found their way back onto the endangered species list. You must cancel this year’s planned slaughter and let these animals live in peace. It is not fair to end the lives of animals based on fear of something that will not come to pass.


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  1. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    save the bison lives.

  2. Stop the murder of the bison! False belief is no reason to kill! They are here for a reason! Leave them alone!

  3. Eileen Goodman says:

    Why should killing our wild bison even be considered?!?! They belong to all of us!!
    Unless, of course, you are a corrupt government that does the bidding of the cattle industry.


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