A tragic slaughter nearly wiped them out more than a century ago. Now some of America’s last wild, genetically pure bison face hazing and slaughter as they leave the safety of Yellowstone National Park—one of the last havens they have left.
Each winter, Yellowstone’s bison migrate from snow-covered highlands to lower elevations outside the park’s boundaries in search of food.
But because of an unsubstantiated fear that bison will transmit a disease called brucellosis to domestic cattle, bison face a grim fate: Harassed back into the park where food is scarce; shot on sight; or shipped off to slaughter.
This outdated and terrible policy continues even though there has never been a documented case of a wild bison transmitting the disease to cattle. Yet over the last five winters, thousands of bison have been needlessly harassed and killed.
Please take action today and help end their terrible plight.