* Update from the Field
Very dark and burly baby buffalo donning its winter coat. BFC photo by Stephany. Click photo for larger image.
Happy New Year Buffalo Friends! Let us hope – and act to ensure – it is a good one for wild buffalo.
At the time of this writing, the field remains quiet. But this will likely change very soon. Winter has finally arrived bringing frigid air and accumulating snow. The deepening snow will drive the buffalo down into lower elevations, where rifles and capture facilities await them. BFC and Friends of Animals Wildlife Law Program filed an emergency rule-making petition to stop the slaughter but the government has yet to respond.
Once the killing begins, scenes like this will be common. BFC photo by Stephany. Click for larger image.
All wild buffalo defenders must prepare for a busy season. It’s going to take all of us to apply the necessary pressure to stop the slaughter. You can begin by taking action to support Endangered Species Act protection for these gentle giants. You can also email and call Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk and tell him to stop the slaughter before it begins firstname.lastname@example.org / 307-344-2002.
WILD IS THE WAY ~ ROAM FREE!