Yellowstone National Park Sends Hundreds of America’s Last Wild Buffalo to Slaughter
Under continued pressure from Montana livestock interests, Yellowstone National Park is sending hundreds of America’s last wild buffalo—the National Mammal of the U.S.—to slaughter.
Since Feb. 8, approximately 45 wild Yellowstone buffalo have been shipped from the park’s Stephens Creek buffalo trap to a slaughterhouse. With recent captures of at least 600 buffalo, more than 500 wild buffalo remain captive inside Yellowstone National Park’s trap. The government intends to slaughter even more. Upwards of 400 more wild bison have also been killed by hunters along Yellowstone National Park’s boundary.
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