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Buffalo Field Campaign West Yellowstone Montana- Stop the Slaughter (Video - Petition)

Two new bills introduced in the Montana legislature would usher in a zero-tolerance policy for wild bison, potentially opening the way for a return to the shoot-on-sight practices of years past.

Under a proposed bill in the state Senate, Department of Livestock officials would have the leeway to exterminate all wild bison. And a bill in the state House of Representatives would allow landowners to kill any bison that sets foot on private property. The legislation pits farmers angered by the huge bison’s foraging against a consortium of wildlife advocates, Native Americans and hunters who had hoped that rules banning the bison were easing.

“Why do you want to spread this creeping cancer, these woolly tanks, around the state of Montana? We’ve got zero tolerance left in our bones,” said John Brenden, a state senator from Scobey, Mont., who is chairman of the Senate Fish and Game Committee and authored that chamber’s bill.

Over the last three decades, around 7,000 bison from Yellowstone National Park, descendants of the less than two dozen free-range bison in America known to have survived the great slaughter of the 1870s and ’80s, were killed for migrating from federal parkland into the states of Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.

Yet in Montana, where most Yellowstone bison have been shot or shipped to slaughterhouses, the state agreed last year for the first time to allow bison access to 75,000 acres of public land north of the park for a few months each year.

Last spring, around 60 healthy Yellowstone bison were also moved some 500 miles northeast to a fenced pasture on Montana’s Fort Peck Indian Reservation. The move, celebrated by Sioux and Assiniboine tribe members, marked the first time in decades that any Yellowstone bison were allowed to leave the park alive and the first time since the 1870s that wild bison lived on Fort Peck land.


Opponents argue that the bills would negate years of hard-fought compromises on wild bison management while potentially affecting other wildlife species like elk and bison that live on ranches.

“As a sportsman-conservationist who is proud of Montana’s wildlife heritage, treating one species of wildlife like vermin is very frustrating because we want to have a conversation about the future of wild bison in Montana — and this bill stops the conversation,” said Land Tawney, president of a sportsmen’s group called the Hellgate Hunters and Anglers. Mr. Tawney was among nearly 100 people who packed a state Senate hearing on the issue on Thursday.


Park County, Mont., a local stockgrowers association and the Montana Farm Bureau Federation filed a suit in 2011 challenging the practice of letting bison migrate across the Yellowstone border. But a judge ruled against them in January, citing a 1940 Montana Supreme Court decision emphasizing that the animals were on the land first. “A property owner in this state must recognize there may be some injury to property from wild game for which there is no recourse,” that opinion said.

But John Youngberg, vice president for government affairs for the Montana Farm Bureau Federation, said that because wild bison were exterminated by the time Montana became a state in 1889, landowners have the right to live without them.


“They got their property with the expectation that there were no buffalo,” he said. “And these are not white-tailed deer you’re talking about, they’re 2,000-pound animals.”

Agribusiness lawyers also sued last spring to prevent some Yellowstone bison from being moved from Fort Peck to the Fort Belknap Indian reservation, some 200 miles of rolling prairie to the west. Mark Azure, director of Fish and Wildlife at Fort Belknap, testified last week before a House committee in Helena, Mont., that anti-bison bias still hurts Native Americans.

“These animals are part of who we are — they’re part of our culture and also part of where we’re trying to get economically to help our people,” Mr. Azure said. He added that the tribe had invested $100,000 in building a bison pasture that now sits empty because of the lawsuit.


Although outnumbered nearly 8 to 1 by the bill’s opponents at Thursday’s hearing, supporters argued that lethal control is needed to protect domestic livestock from contracting brucellosis, an infectious disease that came from European cattle and now afflicts some Yellowstone bison and elk.

For decades state officials cited brucellosis as their reason for slaughtering bison in Montana, even though no Yellowstone bison had ever been known to pass the bacteria to a cow. Opponents of the bills say they fear a replay of bloody scenes from a few harsh winters in the 1980s and 1990s when Department of Livestock officials gunned down hundreds of famished Yellowstone bison that migrated into Montana in search of forage.


As images of bison carcasses appeared in the media, some wildlife advocates called for a tourism boycott, threatening the state’s second biggest industry after agriculture.

“These bills turn back the clock against all the incremental progress that has been made,” said Glenn Hockett, president of the Gallatin Wildlife Association.

Montana’s Fish, Wildlife and Parks department is considering allowing bison year-round access to cattle-free pockets of public land on Yellowstone’s northwest side. Officials are also working on a statewide bison management plan that could allow the reintroduction of a few disease-free bison to some of the most remote parts of the state, possibly including the million-acre Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge in northeastern Montana.

Public polls show that most Montanans support reintroducing wild bison that could be watched by wildlife enthusiasts and harvested by hunters. That approach would parallel established management plans that allowed elk, deer, antelope and bighorn sheep to return after they were hunted to near-extinction around the time bison vanished.


“Every time the public is sampled, it comes out in favor of the buffalo, but now we’ve got a bill to kill every last one of them — it’s so incongruous,” said Jim Posewitz, a veteran hunter and wildlife advocate who testified against the Senate bill on Thursday.

But Bill Hoppe, who lives in the town of Gardiner, Mont. on the border of Yellowstone, said he supported the bills for the sake of public safety. He testified before the house committee that metal pens were built at bus stops so children could be safe from bison. (The superintendent for Gardiner’s public schools said there were no such pens, however.)

“Buffalo are running free, and we’re corralling our kids in a country where we’re supposed to be free,” Mr. Hoppe testified. (SOURCE)

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Responses to "2 Bills Propose Zero Tolerance for Bison"

  1. Toby Haugheey says:

    There is no reason to attempt to convince me that the extermination of Bison is a good thing. Why must the rationalized blood lust of men be supported any more then the considerations of conservation minded people. No more, no more, we worked very hard to bring back the Bison from the endangered speices list. To reverse the policy would waste many years of work and waste the money spent in reversing extinction. Perhap's I may not present the most supported argument at this time. This is wrong is the best I can do at this moment in the middle of my work day. NO MORE KILLING

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  3. Chris says:

    Boycott Montana tourism! Hit em' where it hurts!

  4. Anonymous says:

    P.LEASE DON'T kill our bison. Wasn't enough done when the first pioneers came along with the fur trappers and all the trade companies slaughtering and wasting all the buffalo and other animals natural to our great country. Enough killing of our wildlife. LEAVE THEM ALONE. Those who live in Montana and own, (so called) land and don't want buffalo on the land, should pack up and leave. Take your cattle with you. LEAVE OUR BUFFALO alone

  5. Anonymous says:

    Where do I sign the petition to stop the killing of Buffalo. Did we not do enough damage 100 years ago when we slaughtered them for horns and left the rest to rot? Give them to the Indians who know their worth to mankind and the earth. It is wrong to kill, it is wrong to wipe out a species that is part of our history and has done nothing to harm us. IT IS WRONG PERIOD.

  6. Chris says:

    post your comments on the montana tourism facebook page too! i did :) https://www.facebook.com/visitmontana

  7. Anonymous says:

    Why would this even be an option? Instead of controlling Mother Nature's population, why not try ours? We have the need to be the dominant species when if you look around we are anything but that. Destroying anything and anyone that we think doesn't conform to our needs. Sometime I am ashamed to say I am a human, but never ashamed to say I love animals!

  8. Anonymous says:

    PLEASE DO NOT KILL THE BISON. THEY ARE RARE ANIMALS AND THEY DO NOT NEED TO BE KILLED. PATINA ANNABETHE ALSHAHRISTANI.

  9. Anonymous says:

    The population control MUST BE A DEMAND ON HUMANS! We must extrapolate
    out the result or HUMAN OVERPOPULATION. Human population CAN BE CONTROLLED! Nature will be controlled by natural processes of predator vs prey. MAN SHOULD NOT BE THE PREDATOR...
    IF THIS IS THE ROUTE HUMAN KIND TAKES.....WE WILL KILL OURSELVES......because the eco system defines healthy living...and when MAN eradicates the natural processes for SELF....there will be nothing left but the concrete. OUR SOULS AND SPIRITS need nature...the beauty, the majesty....WHEN IT IS GONE, MAN IS NEXT TO EXTINCTION. Let us control people...population. Let us control pollution and consumerism.

  10. The Natural habitat off the bison Should not be destroyed ,or whatever be touched bij greedy hands ,go somewhere else and let the natural habitat intact ,for our futhere generations to come ,think off your children's children's children,and their generations ahead to come.
    Everything here on earth should be preserfed our dna's animal ,human,plants and tree,lets all work together too preserve instead off to kill 'to give our children a place to be able continue living,for all off us.

  11. Anonymous says:

    leave our bison alone.they were large herds and healthy long before the government stuck their nose in.you dont have the right to do this act for the tourist or others, against these wonderful animals..the land supported all wild animals for thousands of years.leave the wild creatures to florish as they are intended to do.people are moving into their land,they are not harming nature,PEOPLE DO THIS and CALL IT PROGRESS;such a bunch of crap.. we all must protect these and other wonderful creatures from so called;MANS PROGRESS.........

  12. Anonymous says:

    his is how you end a GOD GIVEN FREEDOM.....look out YOUR NEXT?????

  13. james hayman says:

    thats is wrong he bison have been around for a long time they fed our native american ancestors they should be left alone

  14. Anonymous says:

    Leave the Bison alone....God put them here, He is the only one with the right to take them away....

  15. Larry J says:

    There is no call to be killing bison again. Listen to me, you greedy freaks! YOU DON'T NEED TO MANAGE EVERYTHING! IT IS NOT NECESSARY!!

  16. The bison where here first. It is the people that have taken over their land. They are apart our history. All wildlife belong to mother earth. They are part of the eco systems and serve a purpose. Our children deserve to see how they are in their natural habitat. They where one of main staples for the native americans, until the white man took their lands and killed and trapped the bison to near extinction. If the human race would stop cutting the forest all the wildlife would not have to come into communities forging for food.
    We take away their natural habitat and not expect them to go in search of food and water to stay alive. I would love for my daughter to see a bison in its natural habitat.

  17. I think it is obsence what mankind has and insist on continuing to do with the animals on this earth. Anything that gets in the way of making money or is an inconvenience in the mind of mankind, is destroyed. This is sad for when we destroy God's other creations, we are slowly destroying ourselves. Shame, shame, shame on us.

  18. LKMelby says:

    Killing off another species of animals just because it's inconvenient to one industry is ludicrous! What the hell! How have we STILL not learned from killing off entire species of animals?!

    Leave the bison alone!!

  19. Anonymous says:

    Wow, I guess I should kill all the alligators because one damaged my yard by getting under my car?? NO killing stuff isn't the answer. Try birth control, just like we do, give them a shot or insert something that controls the reproduction of animals for 5 years (we can do it in humans why can't we do it to animals??) And the stupid statement about the Montana guy who "bought land not knowing there would be Bison." BISON were here first.....Period....maybe they aren't native to you but they were here before you. And how stupid is that, all animals were here before us. We have already killed off so many creatures that our children will never see for the sake of what?? Where was the benefit? I say leave them alone and find another way to handle the situation. Neuter the males do something. Don't destroy an entire population.

    I remember when I was a child and we were traveling in the 1970's in Montana/wyoming/colorado and we stopped on the side of the road to look into a gorge. When we looked over I remember seeing a large amount of bison, shot dead and left. The were run into a gorge where they couldn't get out and slaughtered. I will never forget that horrible feeling I had, I still have it.

  20. XLeatherX says:

    why all the killing,, are you planning on eatting all the bison ??? only time we should be killing another creature is for food or protection for our lives..simple as it is

  21. Anonymous says:

    The Native American of the plains where many bison roamed were respectful to these magnificent creatures...many tears from here & heaven are being shed. I am also thinking of the song, "Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam and the deer and the antelope play. Where seldom is heared a discouraging word and the skies are not cloudy all day. Home, home on the range..." Lets leave some of Americas beautiful past... Nature and our animal brothers, the true beauty of the land for future generations!

  22. Anonymous says:

    NO!!

  23. Anonymous says:

    Yes, the bison roam. Migration was always a part of their survival. They were killed nearly to extinction by a government killing off the indian's main food supply.
    Yes, they can be a major nuisence, even a hazard. I would think the Polor bear would be more of a hazard. You don't see them trying to kill them off do you?
    Someone gets killed by cougars every year, you don't see them trying to kill off all of them do you?
    They should be thankful we don't have elephants in the US.
    Some people seem to think that if it's not "domestic" it should be in a zoo or not at all.
    They can live in a zoo. My life is already to "domesticated". A couple more generations and you will be told where you can live, what you can do, and whether or not you can have offspring.

  24. Protect the Bison...
    Stop the Killings....
    Cherish the Bison....
    Save the Bison.....

  25. Anonymous says:

    I am black feet Indian this is sad and disgracefull 2 are Native Americans 2 are Native American ways these are God's creature leave them alone if for some reason we need the Buffalo they will be a great use to us alive not dead you do no the world is not kind and neither is karma shame on you is not enough.

  26. Anonymous says:

    The bisson aren't killing people but the grizzly bears polar bears cougars and many other animals are but we arent suggesting that we kill them in fact just the opposite save the polar bears save the whales so on and so on so why arent we trying to save the bisson we almost lost them once why would we want to purposely make such a majestic animal become extinct havent we already taken enough away from our children and grandhchildren that they have to learn about them in school or visit a museum of natural history we don't need our future learning about the bisson this way leave them roam as they were meant to!!!

  27. Anonymous says:

    What is wrong with our government. If they don't want them bredding then for god sakes neuter. I can't talk enought about neutering pets and stop with the insanity. We have ducks here in Ocala that the county was trying to kill because they couldn't think of any other way to keep them from having more chicks. Um move them and give them something that causes them not to get pregnant.. GEE People. We are the dumbest species on earth...

  28. Anonymous says:

    Leave the bison alone, Their a part of nature and Gods plan.

  29. Anonymous says:

    Good Lord people! We aready took them to the brink of extinction once! They were here long before us. Leave them be.....leave them alone!

  30. Anonymous says:

    Buffalo is a sacred animal to many of us..he guides us protects us and gives of himself so we may have life. Please let our voices be heard and please remember it only hurts us when we kill our relations.

  31. Anonymous says:

    WHAT A BUCNH OF SHIT YOU CAN JUST KILL LIVING THINGS JUST CAUSE YOU THINK THERE IN YOUR WAY .WHAT A BUNCH OF ASSHLOES YOU SHOULD BE SHOT

  32. Saskins says:

    It seems our country is so into killing, animals and people. The bison were near extinction and saved, for what? Now we want to kill them again. Why is killing so often the first response? Surely a better solution can be had.

  33. Anonymous says:

    no stop this insaine stupid killing!!!

  34. Anonymous says:

    I rather see the people who propose this legislation be shot!

  35. Anonymous says:

    They were here before we were. God created them to be on this earth.Put up a fence to keep them in yellow stone, not kill them because they roam where they once could roam free.

  36. Anonymous says:

    I think they should save the buffalo because the sex racial can even out and they belong there so the can be safe

  37. :'( Love all creatures says commonsense and Buddha. <3 To keep them alive. Humans are going way too far with money and shame that follows with currency and a lust for power. -___-

  38. Anonymous says:

    We are willing to save a newt or toad, a fish, but the bison have faced extension already will we undo all the efforts to save them.

  39. Anonymous says:

    Please don't do this. this is the bison's home and were there long before we were. there's room for all of them. why does the answer to so many animal problems have to be "KILL IT" ?












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  40. Anonymous says:

    This angers me right down to my bones. Your nation will fall and the buffalo will roam over your graves . There is a letter that was written to President Franklin Pierce in 1855 from Chief Seattle : the whites too shall pass - perhaps sooner than other tribes.continue to contaminate your bed and you will one night suffocate in your own waste.

  41. Anonymous says:

    I call for a petition to the President to relieve Daniel Wenks from his job ....The buffalo is a sacred animal native to AMERICA. Fortunately for us Buffalo was brought back after it was slaughtered by the same Mentality.

  42. Anonymous says:

    PLEASE leave the Buffalo alone!!! There are absolutely NO reason for killing them. They are such beautiful animals, and I ABSOLUTELY object to killing the Buffalo. So my answer for all of this is NO PLEASE DO NOT HARM THEM IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM. Thanks!!!!!

  43. Anonymous says:

    once again someone thinks we own everything

  44. Anonymous says:

    Im from Australia and I say NO!!! We use to kill wildlife here too and then it became extinct. So many of our wildlife becomes extinct all over the world. What happened to preservation? Everything that has been created has a purpose in life and the balance that is needed. Wiping out species only disrupts nature and the ecosystem. You reap what you sow!!!! SO BECAREFUL!!!!

  45. Anonymous says:

    Do NOT harm these bisons/buffalo in any way!

  46. Anonymous says:

    good lord people, what the hell are you doing? Do you really have all the answers, or is this job creation, you are going to destroy us all, I am loosing more respect for america.

  47. One question?! Why is our government so eagar to let people from other countries come here to feel free when you won't let our wildlife whose was here first have that same chance? If you can't err mange them give them to the tribes of America ,if anyone owns them they do and they will treat them with respect...I am so ashamed of our country,you talk of gun control? The hunters of these innocent animals are terroists!!!And I call them hunters lighty for it is more of a can hunt right? Such weak men....

  48. Anonymous says:

    I think these greedy people need to be removed out of any upper office so they can stop destorying what is left and what true people have tried so hard to bring back(wolves,buffalo,ect.). Animals that need to be here for a balance in nature and GOD gave us this beauty, he put in our hands to respect and enjoy not kill and destroy for profit and greed of any kind...I also fill there could be some type of birth control......killing is "NO! LOUD AND CLEAR!" you must listen to past mistakes and not repeat as you are not just destoying the buffalo you are destroying your children and their childrens,ect. lives and futures..STOP! THE ATOMIC CHAOS BEFORE ANOTHER MINDLESS PERSON MAKES THE WRONG CHOICE FOR ALL OF US!

  49. Anonymous says:

    WOW! THIS IS SO TELLING OF THE STATE OF THIS COUNTRY AND WORLD. SO TRAGIC.

  50. Anonymous says:

    The way of the bison is the way of the native people. The white man tried to exterminate our people and is still trying to do so.

  51. Anonymous says:

    NO!!!!!!!!!!!

  52. Anonymous says:

    The White man did not try to exterminate your people. Foreign corporations who happened to be ran by white people did, and are now doing it to all of us. Pull your head out of your ass, we are all in this fight together.

  53. kylee4001 says:

    theyre trying to get rid of the buffalo...wolf...etc...its just like fracking...they dont have to be here for the damage later...but too bad they think so little of their own children and grandchildren,,,they may leave them money but it wont help when there is no clean water...no fish to eat...no wild meat to eat...no clean parks to visit and vacation in..okay kids can you say thank you daddy and grandpa for the money...thats not worth the paper its printed on....we get a polluted life to live...such as it is

  54. Anonymous says:

    Its as stupid now to kill them as the pioneers did. When I was in grade school in the 60's the Nuns told us that they were all killed off in the 1800's. Dont let that happen now. Merry Harth in Hawaii



  55. The buffalo were there first and no human has any right to kill them for their ( the humans ) convenience . They aren't woolly tanks , they are sentient beings with a spirit and have as much right to live as anything human .

  56. stop it stop the senseless killings. there is no need for it.

  57. G'ma Von says:

    Montana will never get another penny of my tourist money or another good word from me if the state goes ahead with the planned idiotic buffalo slaughter. And I will spread your ignorance to anyone who will listen . . .

  58. G'ma Von says:

    I also entered the above comment on this website:
    http://www.facebook.com/visitmontana
    I encourage you to do the same - like someone before me said - hit em' in the pocketbook, since only money seems to matter . .

  59. Ruth says:

    May all beings be safe and happy. This is abhorrent and cruel.

  60. Time For Each Man And Woman To Be Relocated Then ,,Its Been Done Before Remember The Trail Of Tears

  61. Anonymous says:

    Oh my God! Are these people in office barmy? It has taken years to retrieve the natural state of the land with it's wild life.America is huge.There is plenty of space for people and animals.The judge is 100% right.The animals were there first.Learn to leave well alone and don't condone greed.Because that's all it is.

  62. Anonymous says:

    Leave the bison alone they have a right to be here x

  63. Anonymous says:

    We're all gonna end up dying if yall keep destroying the animals.

  64. Vito Y says:

    The whole part about the Bison being gone as Montana became a state is ludicrous. These animals have as much right to live as do we and ways must be found to coexist. Get them to that empty grazing land set aside by the Indians. DO NOT have an open slaughter on these creatures. That is just wrong.

  65. Anonymous says:

    Humans are the devil - respect -

  66. Anonymous says:

    So we kill the buffalo,then the cougar/mountain lion, deer, elk,wolf,coyote and on and on it goes, because of a few farmers? Should raise buffalo instead of cattle, more meat on the buffalo. Complain and whine is what a lot of people do. I know greed is a big part of this. LEAVE THE BUFFALO ALONE!!

  67. Anonymous says:

    NO!!!

  68. Anonymous says:

    This is the most assinine thing I've heard in some time. How about zero tolerance for invasive species like cattle, sheep and for that matter ranchers, who use public lands at low cost with all sorts of subsidies, and seek to control them as their own private domain. Let's at least preserve the integrity of our National Parks and other public lands as places where native species can prosper.

  69. Anonymous says:

    This is the most assinine thing I've heard in some time. How about zero tolerance for invasive species like cattle, sheep and for that matter ranchers, who use public lands at low cost with all sorts of subsidies, and seek to control them as their own private domain. Let's at least preserve the integrity of our National Parks and other public lands as places where native species can prosper. I had to copy this because I could not have said it better.

  70. Unknown says:

    I pray that the senior treaty hunting rights of the NP and Montana Tribes will allow for the legal protection of these prehistorical mammals. They actually have rights whereas the Montana farmers and ag people only have a privilege to occupy the lands.

  71. PLEASE start a petition on change.org for this purpose. It will reach thousands if not millions. THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS!

  72. You will find this also posted on The People's Press with an Action Alert. http://pplspress.blogspot.com/2013/02/white-wolf-2-bills-propose-zero.html

  73. Anonymous says:

    THIS HAS TO BE STOPPED. THE KILLING OF OUR WILDLIFE IS OUTDATED AND WRONG. THIS SAME MESSAGE NEEDS TO BE SPREAD TO ALL PLAINS STATES WHERE THE BISON ARE NATIVE NOT FARMERS AND RANCHERS.

  74. Anonymous says:

    Montana depends on tourism dollars and the Oil & Gas (fracking) industry would love to see tourism go away. So, instead of boycotting Montana, write to the montana department of tourism and say you are coming b/c we have bison. Also write to Yellowstone National Park and tell them the same thing. Ditto the governor. And remind all of them that without tourists, Montana and the Park will suffer economically. If you simply do not come to MT, then the anti-wildlife folks have just one more reason to kill the wildlife b/c they will say "see, no one likes the wildlife." IT IS ALSO WORTH WRITING A LETTER TO YOUR SENATOR AND TO MAX BAUCUS AND JON TESTER OF MONTANA AND TELLING THEM HOW MUCH THE BISON MEAN TO YOU AND THAT YOU KNOW THE BISON ARE A PUBLIC RESOURCE (HECK, AN INTEGRAL PART OF YELLOWSTONE) AND THAT YOU KNOW THEY DO NOT POSE AN ACTUAL RISK TO CATTLE (which has already been proven) AND YOU EXPECT THEM (THE SENATORS) TO DO SOMETHING TO PREVENT THE STATE OF MONTANA FROM KILLING OFF AMERICA'S TREASURED WILDLIFE! PLEASE WRITE TODAY!!!

  75. Anonymous says:

    This is just sick they were there before anyone and they should be left alone

  76. John says:

    Leave the Bison alone. Stop the Killing. Bison don't hurt anyone.

  77. Chryl J. Paxton says:

    There isn't many places to see this Great Animal in the wild. You must not destroy any of the herd.

  78. Anonymous says:

    Hey, I know - let's keep killing until every living thing on earth is dead. Then what are you blood-thirsty morons going to do for fun??

  79. Anonymous says:

    Where is the zero tolerance for corrupt government and lying politicians?

  80. Britt BlÄholtz says:

    Why do people always go forward as a "steamroller" of all living things. What man has the right to profile on Mother Earth. What leaves our generation for inheritance to our posterity. Should they only get to see pictures of our living species to some to be "profiling" even more. Let these proud animals that were here before humans arrived and began to spread himself and "own" this land...

  81. Anonymous says:

    Seriously?! First the relentless slaughter of wolves, now bison, who's next? Bears? Big cats? Where does this killing craze in the name of greed stop???

    The problem isn't with nature, roaming where nature is supposed to be living, the problem is with cattle rancher's using public lands to graze cattle at the expense of the land and it's original inhabitants.

    It's past time to take away cattle grazing on public lands. It's past time to boycott EVERYTHING that comes out of these killing states. These animals belong to the citizens of ALL the United Sates NOT the states that they happen to inhabit. Let's take a stand and protect our wildlife against these greedy parasites called ranchers!

  82. Anonymous says:

    If you idiots, that moved to the wilderness but don't like living WITH the wilderness, MOVE BACK TO THE CITIES and leave our nation's wildlife alone.

    You are killing our wildlife in the name of greed so you can graze your damn cattle on public lands for free, at the expense of it's natural inhabitants. SHAME ON YOU!!!!

  83. WHAT ABOUT THE PREDATORY ANIMALS ...NO CARES THERE ROAMING AROUND KILLING PPL KEEP THE BISON THERE NOT HURTING NOTHING

  84. Anonymous says:

    Stop the killing of Buffalo. Did we not do enough damage,and it is thereland to...

  85. I'm appauld too! Enough Killing our Wildlife, just because a few Humans want to for their own Greed. Enough Already! Being Native American it tears at my Soul Everytime I read about killing off our Wild Horse's and now our Wild Buffalo? It's Everyone's National Park and therefore you need to let Everyone Speak before doing something as Stupid as this. Strongly Down for Contacting all Representatives to make this plan Desolve. Peace, Love & Kindness, Redbird

  86. Ok, this is NOT a government problem.

    This problem, this effort to exterminate Buffalo on all lands in Montana is tied to ONE party, yet it seems this blog has a ban on mentioning it. Why?

    Clearly quite a few people who consider themselves Republicans want the buffalo around, but because of blogs like this they think it's a "government problem" when it is a problem with some of the members of their party like the sponsor of the bill WHO just won reelection in his district.

    Contacting government agencies is a waste of time.

    If you are a Republican contact YOUR representative and tell him NOT to support such bills.

    As long as sensible people think both sides are to blame for stupid bills/laws like this, or think that its "government's" fault, then the INDIVIDUALS who are to blame will continue to succeed.

    In years past quite a few stupid laws were being pushed by Democrats, but THAT is NOT the case in Montana or in a whole range of states.

    Today in Montana it is a Republican party led effort to kill the buffalo.

    The only thing standing in the way in the PAST standing in the way of these becoming law was that the Democratic governor would veto them, but those days are gone.

    The legislature is virtually veto proof.

    That means the bill will pass, unless Republicans who oppose the bill start to tell their Republican state representatives to NOT support it.

    Democrats as of 2012 do not have the votes in the state senate or state house to stop the bill. In both houses Republicans enjoy a near 2/3 majority.

  87. Michelle Buchanan says:

    The republicans enjoy a good slaughter. Shame on them.



  88. Anonymous says:

    save the bison!!!

    sincerely,

    Monique Larsen

  89. Denise Bon says:

    Save the Bisons. We visited Yellowstone 2 yrs. ago,it was awesome.They wander around .They don't bother anyone.They are a beautiful animal.

  90. Morgana says:

    Please dont kill the bisons let them live they belong to the wildlife

  91. Anonymous says:

    Stop this now!Its MURDER!! Bad Karma shall come upon those who murder animals! SAVE THE BISON!

  92. Anonymous says:

    To many ignorant people so let's go thinning the herds

  93. Anonymous says:

    How sad! Something has to be done about this

  94. Something has to be done about our government and all their little hidden previsions to do what they like with out the peoples vote!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and how can i sign a petition when i or others don't see one???????????????????????????????????????????

  95. It would be sad to kill these awesome bison; if they are exterminated it will be too late. The bison symbolise the history of the plains. Plans should be made to help bison survive as there is more to living than just profit. Surely private ownership of land does not take precedence over the welfare of the whole nation.
    Brian Murphy

  96. Where do we sign????? Helloooooo

  97. Anonymous says:

    this killing of the buffalos needs to stop.our native american indians does not like this.we love our buffalos and we do not eat them.we love them and take care of them

  98. Anonymous says:

    I hv had the privilege of being at The Pow wow of Nations in New Mexico & dining w Arapho Indians. We ate buffalo & it was excellent!! I also lived w them in Oklahoma since I was married to one...him & I used to ride dwn to a field where the buffalo roamed & water them as well as watch them for hrs...thy hv personality !! Yes ! Thy do ! Please dont kill them all off !! Thy hv more a right to b here than we do ! Thy were here first but unfortuately thy dont hv the means to pay taxes & thy may cost a little money to support...but dont the foreign ppl here cost ?? Get tax breaks natural born Americans dont get ?? If the govt wud stop this bs behavior we'd hv plenty to help the indians save these poor animals & in turn the animals cud save us !!! Each & everything here for a reason PLEASE PPL DONT TRY TO FOOL MOTHER NATURE....SHE WILL BITE BACK!!! God intended for the animals to b saved on tat ark!! Buffalo were no exception!!

  99. Anonymous says:

    i am a cheyenne and i am from glendale airzona and we have navajo and sioux and lakotyas on our tribe we will not let these white men kill our spirits

  100. K. Good says:

    The animals belong to the land, they were here before we were. Let them live!

  101. Anonymous says:

    Why Kill The Great Spirit of The Buffalo,Without them some of us would not be here as they sustained Many Tribes they have Earned thier Right/Were Almost Extinct at one point and Now they Prosper-They are a Living Legend-I am Blackfoot and Comanchee and I say No...."Let The Buffalo Roam"-- THUNDER ROSE

  102. Anonymous says:

    Stop the madness!! These majestic beast were near extenction and we fought hard to bring them back. Let the Buffalo roam where they may.. they were here long before we were..and have the right to continue to repopulate. Hasn't anyone learned from history? Do NOT let it repeat..

  103. It's THEIR home. How can you possibly rationalize this? "Where the buffalo roam"? Can't there be any shred of our country left? I imagine you'll do it anyway and the media will look the other way but scumbags, you never know who may be watching you. Defenseless animals are not the only things that can be slaughtered

  104. Anonymous says:

    Why can't we treat the animals like the native american people did, they only killed for food and clothing. they used everything they could from the animals they killed, and wasted little to nothing

  105. rith fosmoen says:

    We live in the country in northern Michigan and my neighbor has a buffalo farm they are magnificent. and it is a wonderful experience to see the birth of the calves
    Do not slaughter these magnificent beasts take them to a reservation
    or someone with lots of land for them to roam

  106. Nancy Schemerhorn says:

    Do not slaughter these magnificent animals!!!! They have a right to live!!!!!

  107. Anonymous says:

    I say lets do away with the Fish and Wilife Orginization... Wild life did just fine untill they came along with their big ideas...

  108. I think we should exterminate the dept of livestock!! Have these people just completely lost their minds? A zero tolerance policy for wild bison? Just who do these morons think they are? Like anything a government organization has anything to do with, you can bet it will be distroyed. I live in Va but I hope enough of us living in the area to see that this is stopped.

  109. I pray that there are enough like minded people that love and respect the land and the animals to put a stop to this. I live in Virginia and it breaks my heart that this is being talked about. It is no humans place to do what they are talking about doing to these beautiful animals. I hope someone can let me know what happens.

  110. Anonymous says:

    If they slaughter the buffalo, what are the predators goig to hunt? They will start attacking domestic cattle and then it will be, that they will have to be exterminated. The Native Americans, bison, wolf, bear etc were ther before the white/black American, but it's typical of the immigrant races when they take over new lands, it's wipe out whats already ther.

  111. Aida says:

    I hope this is the right way to sign it! Because this is important!

  112. Aida says:

    I live in Spain and I signed it! I lived in Arizona once, and I care! When signing, just select your favorite state!

  113. Melinee Miller says:

    my name is Melinee miller. i think what you people are doing is wrong. it is just like what they have been doing to the Mustangs for decades. excuse me ranchers if you don't have the land for the cows you have don't keep buying more and more just to get the land for what cows and crap you have i am signing this form because it's not right what you are thinking of doing to these beautiful animals. SHAME ON YOU.

  114. Anonymous says:

    IDLE NO MORE

  115. Karen Tarleton says:

    I do not understand why people kill animals.These are God"s animals not yours if you have a promblem with them take it up with God you have no right.

  116. Anonymous says:

    Are you F#$king kidding me! It is one thing to cull a heard because the land is overpopulated, but it is a WHOLE OTHER THING to completely eradicate a whole species because of the buffalo migrating to find food. Especially since the Native tribes have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to take these sacred animal and care for them. Buffalo are one of the biggest attractions that people want to see when they go to Yellowstone! I am so disgusted. If Yellowstone allows this slaughter to take place I will Vow to NEVER go there, and it has been one of my biggest dreams to go there.

  117. Anonymous says:

    How about human population control, they were here before us!

  118. Anonymous says:

    It is a shame what Humans do to those animals. Do not kill them. Leave them alive.

  119. Kim Rubin says:

    This is beyond sad and sick. I can't believe this is even a valid option! I belive in culling the herd for the overall health of the herd. But NOT this kind of a decimation of a species!

  120. Anonymous says:

    Once again the white people show their stupidity as they did before in history. Nothing seems to be sacred anymore. For gods sake dont kill these splendid animals.

  121. Anonymous says:

    LEAVE THE BUFFALO ALONE, MAKE THE WHITE MAN LEAVE.

  122. infniti says:


    Fran Kile says: I think it's a crime to slaughter the buffalo. If they are a problem it is probably because people are dumb enough to believe that they are tame and act on that belief by trying to get very close to take pictures of them or to pet them. Leave the animals alone. They were here long before man decided the best way to live on the land was to destroy it.

  123. Anonymous says:

    we took over the land THEY live on..leave them ALONE.

  124. Anonymous says:

    HOW many years have 'we the people' been trying to bring BACK the buffalo? Gimme a break Montana. OK, if there are just too many for carrying capacity, fine, do a cull. Let the Indians have first rights, but kill them OFF? Remember the passenger pigeon?

  125. Cheryl K. Jordan says:

    I pray that the slaughter of buffalo does not come to pass. Have we learned nothing from the past when these awesome animals were nearly wiped out. True, if there are just to many, relocate them. I agree, leave the buffalo alone and make the white man leave. We have made so many animals nearly extinct because we have encroached into their habitats. In my part of the woods in Nebraska, the hot shots just can't seem to shoot enough mountain lions because they are ignorant and apparently can't operate a tranquilizer gun.

  126. Anonymous says:

    No! No! No! No! NOO! This is a very sore subject with me. These creatures are as much a National Treasure - more so - than any building in Washington D.C. They are as much a part of the National Parks as the geysers, landscapes, etc. They are part of the ecosystem of this world and destroying them upsets the balance. Unbelievable! If our legislators put as much effort into the balancing our budget and taking care of our own as they do toward destroying our ecosystem, then we'd be in a lot better shape. ~Lynn "Spirit Wolf" Nowling

  127. Anonymous says:

    For my part, I will only eat Buffalo as they are native to the west. Wild Idea Buffalo is who I buy from because of their respect for the Native people. Please watch The Wolf that Changed America, and also http://www.ted.com/talks/allan_savory_how_to_green_the_world_s_deserts_and_reverse_climate_change.html. Such magnificent animals! It is people who are the brutes.

  128. Anonymous says:

    Have we not learned ANYTHING from history?

    Sunkmanitutanka Caksi

  129. RIK Hall says:

    STOP THIS, IT IS IMORAL AND COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  130. I would like to sgn it. But this Petition is only for Citizens of the US: But this has to Stop and this right now.

  131. Anonymous says:

    The fact that we are having to sign a petition to stop this outrage is ludicrous...when will humanity become humane?????

  132. Anonymous says:

    Some people could careless about Bison. What they don't realize is that bison are the reason a lot of the white people have jobs, and also without then the tourist economy will swindle down to 1/2 or less!

  133. Mary Lou Malone says:

    Bison are good for the range. They don't trample the prairie, their hoofs are cloven and they loosen the soil and help improve the growth when it rains. Some management is needed if they have to leave the park for food. The American government was responsible for their near extinction to help control the Indians during the taming of the West. The American People should help get them reintroduced to other national parks and lands where they used to roam free. Luis and Clark described the landscape was "in motion". Meaning they were looking into the distance and the landscape was covered with bison roaming free; Numbering in the millions. Isn't there a way to exist together. Instead of killing them can't these Montana residents find a different way? This is CONAGRA and BIG AG trying to control the markets. It is aboslutely disgusting.

  134. You people are psycho. First you kill the wolves b/c they are taking too much wildlife (LIE) and now you kill the bison b/c there are too many. FO & DIE YOU SCUM!!!!!

  135. helen says:

    We should be finding ways of preserving and living alongside our fellow inhabitants not destroy them. Leave these and other beautiful majestic creatures alone and give them respect. Warning: Humans are destroying the earth on a gigantic scale , it has to stop, NOW!

  136. cw says:

    the ranchers claim Brucellosis in the bison bison. there has NEVER been a REAL PROVABLE claim to date. NEVER.

  137. Anonymous says:

    Denise says: You claim that Yellowstone National park is a natural preserve and that it is one of the most beautiful places that man can go and be one with nature, and yet you are killing all the animals that walk this land that makes Yellowstone that natural preserve; you must stop the killing of these and any animals that are walking this earth, the balance of life is a force for no man to play with...The circle will not be broken...IDLE NO MORE...HUGS...

  138. These creatures deserve to live. They are beautiful, and they are part of the American Indian heritage. We've stolen so much from the American Indians, it is time to stop stealing and give back.

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