Do Not Allow Yellowstone Bison to be Slaughtered

Target: Ryan Zinke, United States Secretary of the Interior

Goal: Do not give in to demands from ranchers to kill herds of bison living in Yellowstone National Park.

Ranchers in Montana and Wyoming have pressured the federal government for years, urging them to kill off wild bison in nearby Yellowstone National Park due to overblown fears of the spread of certain diseases, including Brucellosis. Despite the fact that bison are a native species on the rebound after nearly becoming extinct over a century ago, this fear mongering has led Secretary Ryan Zinke, the head of the U.S. Department of the Interior, to call for the mass slaughter of these creatures.

Yellowstone National Park’s current superintendent, Dan Wenk, claims he is being forced to retire from his position because of his disagreements with Zinke, a Trump-appointed official with a long track record of opposing wildlife conservation. Wenk stands by research conducted by park biologists that suggests that the land can easily support the 4,000 estimated bison currently living there, and that the bison are not causing overgrazing, as Zinke and his staff have claimed.

The case for killing Yellowstone’s bison rests on bad science and a desire to put profits over conservation and the environment. Sign this petition to tell Zinke that the bison in Yellowstone have every right to remain and thrive on this protected land.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Secretary Zinke,

I’m writing to inform you that the National Park Service is not a livestock management program, and should not be treated as such. The 4,000 estimated bison that live in Yellowstone National Park are a part of the natural ecosystem, and should not be removed to satisfy local ranchers.

Your demands that Yellowstone officials, including superintendent Dan Wenk, cull at least 1,000 bison may satisfy the livestock industry, but it is bad for the environment and for the many tourists that visit the park with the hopes of seeing these majestic creatures. If these animals are killed, the only people who will benefit are a handful of ranchers whose operations extend to near the park’s boundaries. We urge you to look at the scientific research for yourself and to not call for this senseless killing of Yellowstone’s bison.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Daniel Mayer

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10 Comments

  1. Don’t even listen to these would-be killers. These bison are a part of the ecosystem of the famous Yellowstone Park which is a great attraction for visitors who want to see the resident animals (not a lot of bison corpses). Please look at scientific research as to the danger of brucellosis, listen to the park biologists, not that killer Zinke. Anyone linked to trump is only out for bloodsport- he is an awful man. Please stand up to him and leave Yellowstone in its natural state. Everyone will thank you, except a few ranchers and sod them.

  2. Trump, his family, and his administration have no respect for wildlife. They are all white trash. The Trump kids go to other countries so they can gun down animals that are going extinct, these people are sick. I am so disgusted by the way this idiot Trump treats animals that I do not talk to the idiots in my family that helped get this lying moraless sexual predator elected

    • I agree,this is unadulterated evil,trump and his thugs should be hunted and shot.The bison is renowned throughout the world as an american icon,and to murder these magnificent animals is a crime.All americans should be up in arms against these barbarians I believe that the world should have trump on their most wanted list ,he and his fascist republicans,are the laughing stock of the world.

  3. Tina Shurtleff says:

    Zinke and the trumps are animal slaughterers. Zinke and the dumb trump sons trophy hunt. There is no reason to kill bison.

    • lynn woods says:

      what are they going to send in Trump’s sons so they can have target practice on these magnificent animals these animals are part of American heritage the same as the horse weren’t enough killed by Buffalo assh..e Bill without this happening again why can’t man leave animals alone and let them live

  4. The bison are living animals and they are famous just Yellowstone national park.

    “We’re not a livestock operation. We’re managing a national park with natural systems,” he told The Associated Press. “We do not believe the bison population level is too high or that any scientific studies would substantiate that.” Sad.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/yellowstone-superintendent-dan-wenk-forced-out-by-ryan-zinke_us_5b1b54a0e4b0adfb8269421a

  5. Zinke is murdering all the animals. Trump is a killer too as are his offspring. Stop this slaughter.

  6. These buffalo’s are our great American Heritage and we the public of the USA DEMAND THAT THEY ARE PROTECTED AND SAVED NOT ROUNDED UP AND SLAUGHTERED!! WE ARE WATCHING WHAT HAPPENS ON THIS IMPORTANT MATTER.

  7. SAVE THE GREAT BISON TO THRIVE IN NATURE NOW.

  8. Good thoughts. Signed @ 989.

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