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Update from the Field: Yellowstone Captures More Buffalo, Far Exceeds Kill Quota

Featured image: Coyote and Wolf block the access road to Yellowstone’s Stephens Creek buffalo trap, in an attempt to halt trucks from transporting wild buffalo to slaughter. Photo by Wild Buffalo Defense.      by Stephany Seay / Buffalo Field Campaign Direct Action Last Friday, two more people were arrested after attempting to halt Yellowstone from … Continue reading Update from the Field: Yellowstone Captures More Buffalo, Far Exceeds Kill Quota

Yellowstone Turns a Blind Eye to the Sacred, Facilitates Genocide

Featured image: A single mom with seven calves who she is caring for. More than likely, only one of these calves are hers, and the rest of these babies are buffalo she adopted after their mothers were killed by hunters. BFC photo by Stephany Seay.      by Stephanie Seay / Buffalo Field Campaign It’s … Continue reading Yellowstone Turns a Blind Eye to the Sacred, Facilitates Genocide

Week of Action for the Buffalo

     by Buffalo Field Campaign Mark your calendars and plan to join Buffalo Field Campaign for some winter rallies for wild buffalo! Yellowstone, Montana, and other bison managers have aims to kill upwards of 900 of the gentle giants this winter, all to appease Montana’s infamous livestock industry. The country’s last wild buffalo — … Continue reading Week of Action for the Buffalo

Lost in Pocatello

     by Max Wilbert / Deep Green Resistance This morning, I spent four hours lost in an industrial neighborhood in Pocatello, Idaho. I was carrying two bags and a box full of food—altogether about 70 or 80 pounds—the wind was howling through the flat grey morning, and I must have covered five miles before … Continue reading Lost in Pocatello

Central Yellowstone Bison Herd in Peril

Current Management Practices Diminish Herd Viability to the Point of Hunt Closure Recommendations      by Buffalo Field Campaign WEST YELLOWSTONE, MONTANA:  Montana and Yellowstone’s severe mismanagement of wild, migratory bison has caused a serious decline in Yellowstone’s Central bison herd.  The current management practices have diminished herd viability to the point that bison biologists … Continue reading Central Yellowstone Bison Herd in Peril

Help Buffalo Field Campaign: Wood Cut Week, September 1-4, 2017

     by Buffalo Field Campaign * HELP US PREPARE FOR WINTER! * JOIN BFC FOR WOOD CUT WEEK, SEPTEMBER 1-4, 2017! It’s hard to imagine right now that winter is not very far away, but it comes quickly to Yellowstone country, and not too long from now the home fires will be burning. At … Continue reading Help Buffalo Field Campaign: Wood Cut Week, September 1-4, 2017

Yellowstone Buffaloes’ Last Stand

Featured image by David Mattson       by Louisa Willcox / Grizzly Times Last Tuesday, in the shadow of Yellowstone’s Electric Peak, I watched National Park Service employees herd, prod, shock, immobilize, poke, and corral bison that had only shortly before spent their lives roaming wild. That day, 45 animals were shipped for slaughter and 62 … Continue reading Yellowstone Buffaloes’ Last Stand

Yellowstone National Park Starts Capturing Wild Bison

Yellowstone National Park has initiated wild bison capture operations in their Stephens Creek bison trap, and plans to send hundreds to slaughter in coming weeks. Yellowstone asserts that these actions are necessary to appease Montana’s livestock industry which claims wild bison pose a threat. Bison were recently bestowed with the honor of being designated as the United States' National Mammal. ... Continue reading →

Groups Sue Government Agencies for Yellowstone Bison ESA Protections

     by Buffalo Field Campaign Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC), Friends of Animals (FoA) and the Western Watersheds Project have filed a lawsuit against the US Department of the Interior and U.S. Fish & Wildlife (USFWS) for failing to provide Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for the distinct population (comprised of at least two herds) … Continue reading Groups Sue Government Agencies for Yellowstone Bison ESA Protections

Bison Abuse in the Hebgen Basin

By Buffalo Field Campaign Government hazers descended upon our soon-to-be national mammal this Monday, marking the season’s first forced removal operation west of Yellowstone National Park. Agents with the Montana Department of Livestock (DOL) and Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) disturbed and chased forty-four buffalo with about twelve newborns from lands west of the South … Continue reading Bison Abuse in the Hebgen Basin