Buffalo Slaughter in Montana

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(At the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma)

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Where are the Buffalo? Gone

The Great Chief in Washington sends word that he wishes to buy our land. How can you buy or sell the sky? The warmth of the land? The idea is strange to us. Yet we do not own the freshness of the air or the sparkle of the water. How can you buy them from us? Every part of this earth is sacred to my people.

We know that the white man does not understand our ways. One portion of the land is the same to him as the next, for he is a stranger who comes in the night and takes from the land whatever he needs. The earth is not his brother but his enemy and when he has conquered it he moves on. He leaves his fathers’ graves and his children’s birthright is forgotten.

If only those words weren’t so relevant today.

Crossposted at Native American Netroots

The Gallatin National Forest has been permitting the Montana Department of Livestock to capture and slaughter bison, and the Forrest Service wants to continue letting the Montana Department of Livestock continue the capture and slaughter of bison in the Horse Butte area.  

Source

The Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) was issued a special use permit from the Forest Service, after completion of a site specific environmental analysis in 1998.  The special use permit authorized a portable bison capture facility to be operated on National Forest System (NFS) lands in the Horse Butte area.  

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Proposed Action


The Forest Service is proposing to renew, for a 10 year term, MDOL’s permit, which authorizes continued use of NFS lands for the operation of the Horse Butte bison capture facility.

The Montana Department of Livestock and Yellowstone National Park have slaughtered 505 buffalo since February 11th. This is the last remaining free roaming herd of American Bison, (genetically pure) and they are threatened by the cattle industry in Montana.


Dear Buffalo Friends,

Yellowstone officials continue to spill the blood of America’s last wild buffalo, our national heritage.  Sixteen more buffalo were transported to slaughter Wednesday, 30 more were captured, and the 17 calves that were slated to be sent to the Corwin Springs Quarantine Facility will be sent to slaughter today, because the facility is not ready for them.  A press release from Yellowstone National Park is pasted at the end of this special alert.

Thank you for all the action you have been taking in the past couple of days.  This morning our Week of Action begins in earnest with a series of National Call-in Days to target decision-makers responsible for the harassment and slaughter of the last wild buffalo population in the United States.

We begin by calling Yellowstone Superintendent Suzanne Lewis.  Three phone numbers and talking points are provided below.

I know I’m supposed to write more in my own words, but I can’t right now. I just can’t.

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  1. A government — corporate cooperation agreement is slaughtering the deer in Pt. Reyes.  I just got the information from a friend, but I don’t have time to post it now.

    I’ll be back in a couiple of hours and get it out here.

    So, so sorry for this brutality, lack of respect, lack of understanding.

  2. I just recieved this letter from a dharma friend, Jane:

    Dear Dharma Friends,

    Animal lovers, anyone who has attended a saving lives ceremony, and those who are afraid that it’s only a matter of time before humans become the killing machine’s prey,  

    please pray to end this slaughter, and help with a protest letter. Information below will help you connect with Barbara Boxer, through Ella.  She has an email address for collecting letters and will share them with Boxer. If there are any deer left by then …

    EMERGENCY save the last deer PLEASE WRITE

    Her friend, ella, wrote to her:

    SUNDAY EVENING IN OLEMA

    PLEASE FORGIVE MY SHOUTING

    BUT I AM RIGHT HERE WITNESSING THIS

    MASSACRE IN MY BACKYARD

    WHILE EVERYONE IS SLEEPING

    PLEASE I AM BEGGING  EXPRESS YOUR OUTCRY

    WE HAVE TO STOP THIS  

    RIGHT NOW IT IS DARK AND A HELICOPTER HAS BEEN TRAVERSING

    SOUTH WEST TOWARDS THE OLEMA AND BEAR VALLEY…IT THEN

    DIPPED DOWN IN BEAR VALLEY EDGING VEDANTA LAND

    IT LOOKED LIKE IT WAS RIGHT OVER OUR SACRED DIVIDE MEADOW  

    THEY ARE KILLING

    I HEARD GUNSHOTS

    OH MY GOD  

    IT IS A MILITARY LIKE OPERATION

    DARK NIGHTFALL SECRET SHOOTING ON PARK LANDS

    WHERE PEOPLE HIKE AND LAY AT NIGHT UNDER STARS

    THIS IS A VERY GRAVE MOMENT  

    I AM SHOUTING BECAUSE I AM WITNESSING THIS RIGHT NOW

    I CAME FROM SEEING THE DEER RUNNING UP HIGH AT VEDANTA

    TO MY HOME AND NOT 15 MINUTES LATER THE HELICOPTER

    DUCKED DOWN INTO THE TREES AND THEN I HEARD THE SHOOTING

    PLEASE HELP US SAVE THE LIVES OF THESE INNOCENT AND MAGICAL BEINGS

    PLEASE JOIN WITH US HERE IN WEST MARIN…

    THIS IS AN ASSAULT ON THE ANIMALS AND THE COMMUNITY AND ALL THOSE WHO LOVE THE POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE AND THE ELEGANT AND MAGICAL DEER.

    PLEASE WRITE NOW!

    WE HAVE THE CONCERNED EAR OF BARBARA BOXER AND OTHER POLITICIANS  TO HEAR US ! ! !

    WE WILL BE HANDING OUR LETTERS OF OUTRAGE TO THE POLITICIANS NO LATER THAN MARCH 10TH

    PLEASE FRIENDS, SIT DOWN AND WRITE A LETTER…EXPRESS YOUR LOVE AND YOUR CONNECTION TO THE WHITE AND FALLOW DEER, EXPRESS YOUR OUTRAGE AT THE PARKS BRUTAL PROGRAM OF EXTERMINATING THE DEER.,,,EXPRESS YOUR ANGER AT THEIR LIES AND DECEIT AND DEMAND THEY STOP THIS PROGRAM IMMEDIATELY. DEMAND PEACEFUL STEWARDSHIP OF OUR NATIONAL PARK.

    WE WERE TOLD THIS PROGRAM WOULD NOT START UNTIL 2020….INSTEAD THE PARK MOVED FAST AND MASSACRED THE ENTIRE AXIS HERD AND THEN POSSIBLY 800+ OF THE WHITE AND FALLOW DEER SO FAR AND THE PROGRAM JUST BEGAN THIS FALL…AND WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THEY ARE ALL DEAD UNLESS WE SPEAK OUR RESOUNDING OUTCRY NOW…THEY USE HELICOPTERS, ROCKET NETS, BOLT GUNS, HIGH POWERED WEAPONS AND PLASTIC BAGS TO SUFFOCATE THE ANIMALS….DEER HAVE BEEN FOUND WITH GUNSHOT WOUNDS, SUFFERING AND DYING IN FIELDS, THESE ANIMALS HAVE BEEN TORTURED AND ANY REMAINING ARE SUFFERING GREAT TRAUMA AND STRESS. THE CONTRACEPTIVES GIVEN TO SOME ARE KILLING THEM.

    ANTHONY DENECOLA OF WHITE BUFFALO HIRED TO CARRY OUT THE SLAUGHTERS IN THE PARK HAS SAID “I LIKE KILLING, I DO IT EVERYDAY, IT IS LIKE BRUSHING MY TEETH” HE IS IN OHIO RIGHT NOW MASSACRING DEER AND WILL BE BACK IN THE PARK SOON. WRITE AND DEMAND THIS KILLING AND TORTURE OF THE DEER STOP!

    DEMAND THAT WE THE CITIZENS ARE HEARD!!!!

    PLEASE SEND YOUR LETTERS TO stopkillingthedeer@gmail.com

    we would be grateful if you forward this to your sympathetic friends

    ANTHONY DENECOLA OF “WHITE BUFFALO” IS A HIRED

    ANIMAL “EXTERMINATOR” HIRED BY THE PARK….HAS ALSO TRAINED PARK TO KILL WHILE HE IS AWAY IN OHIO SLAUGHTERING DEER THERE

    HE IS SCHEDULED TO RETURN TO THE POINT REYES NATIONALPARK SOON

    IF WE DO NOT STOP THIS NOW…….PLEASE HELP US STOP THIS AGAIN…………………………………………………………………

    PLEASE WRITE NOW

    Thanks for listening.

    and

    Thanks winter rabbit for helping to keep us straight!

    I think we might include the buffalo in our writings to Ella, Boxer.

    Again, the email:  stopkillingthedeer@gmail.com  

  3. We need…

    We begin by calling Yellowstone Superintendent Suzanne Lewis.  Three phone numbers and talking points are provided below.

    The phone #s & talking points.

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