Activists fighting for the protection of Buffalo in Yellowstone National Park are celebrating what they see as a partial victory.
Thanks to an intensive barrage of phone calls, faxes, and emails to Montana’s governor, the activitists have obtained a postponement to the slaughter of Yellowstone buffalo who roam north into montana ranchlands.
Ranchers claim the stray buffalo spread a deadly virus called brucellosis among their livestock. The supporters of the buffalo say these claims have little foundation.
Despite the halt of the slaughter, activists are not happy with the alternative - hazing the buffalo with helicopters and horsemen to keep them away from the livestock.
Dan Brister, Project Director of the Buffalo Field Campaign, spoke to KBOO today about hazing and the perceived threat of Brucellosis: