Yellowstone and Montana are close to reaching their goal of killing 1,300 of America’s last wild bison.

 Nearly seven hundred bison have been captured this winter, with close to five hundred having already been sent to slaughter. Additionally, over 400 buffalo have been shot and killed by hunters along Yellowstone’s boundaries.

Yesterday, due to pressure from a public access law suit filed last year by the Animal Legal Defense Fund on behalf of BFC’s media coordinator, Yellowstone National Park held one of two escorted media tours of their Stephens Creek buffalo trap, where this year alone nearly seven hundred wild bison have been captured for slaughter.

BFC was present for the tour, along with one local paper, an independent photo journalist, and other bison advocates.

Bloodied babies that had been separated from their mothers were ramming each other, panting, panicked, and looking at us as if pleading, “Who are you? Where is my mother? Why am i here? Why are you just standing there crying? Let me out!”

Please take immediate action by contacting Yellowstone National Park at #307-344-2002 and demand that they stand up to Montana’s livestock industry and represent the sacred bison who should be under their protection.

Yellowstone National Park’s Stephens Creek buffalo trap Photos Source

Please also call Montana Governor Steve Bullock #406-444-3111 to insist that he listen to the majority of Montanans, Americans, and people around the world who support wild, migratory bison freely roaming outside of Yellowstone National Park.

A mama bison

Fighting for life


Leaving her family and the wilds of her birth, she is bound for the slaughterhouse 

To be slaughtered 

Responses to "Activists take heartbreaking pictures of Bison with calves inside of Yellowstone trap"

  1. Lell says:

    This is appalling, so cruel and unnecessary, please dont let these ill-informed farmers do this America, these magnificent animals are part of your heritage

  2. This is Disgusting, so wrong in every way, Yellowstone park should be protecting animals not slaughtering them. Perhaps if they would stop the slaughter of the wolves they would keep the numbers in control. But it is all about money and greed above causing great suffering to animals. Trapping and rounding them up with there babies and young ones and sending wild animals long journeys to be slaughtered is causing even more suffering if they are going to slaughter them it would be a lot kinder to slaughter them on site but no it is all about money and profit not the well being and the suffering of the animals. Have they forgotten how they last almost wiped out the Buffalo.How can they treat them like this and when they have babies as well. So Sickening but the Greed of these money Grabbing vile humans never surprise me.

  3. Why are we slaughtering Bison? This is appalling needs to be stopped. Are they destroying private We need to learn to live with these animals instead of constantly slaughtering them to trim their numbers. Yellowstone should be protecting these poor helpless animals.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    Some one needs to put a hole in the fence and spook them out. Then run like hell so you don"t get caught.

  6. sharon says:

    REALLY? is there no other option to killing the bison? It is just not right!!!!!

  7. Anonymous says:

    They are killing the bison so the natives can't use them for food. They are trying their best to kill or take everything the natives have left including the natives!! If this were happening any where else or with any other race people would be up in arms doing something. I've learned this winter that we are a lost people who will always be abused by the US Government.

  8. Anonymous says:

    The animals that are taken should go to the native Indians the government is still destroying everything the natives stand for just like the oil pipe line.

  9. Stop the killing of the Bioson and other animals in this National Park!When the adults are killed they leave behind the baby's to be alone and defenseless ! Stop this horrible senseless killing!!!! Thank You!

  10. anita says:

    You might write your grief and anger here; of here ;

    pls ask them to stop the suffering and killing !

  11. Unknown says:

    Sure you get the numbers back up for Bison and wolves then you slaughter them leaving babies behind......Yellowstone needs to stand up to the government running this show.....this is beyond horrible and they won't show or tell park patrons what they're up to....stop this now and save our bison and wolves...let nature do what they do best

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