"200 Yellowstone Bison Sent To Slaughter, Conservation Group Says"

"Yellowstone National Park has shipped at least 200 bison near the park boundary with Montana to slaughter as the famed tourist destination seeks to reduce a herd by 900 animals this winter, a U.S. conservation group said on Friday.

A park spokesman, Al Nash, could not immediately confirm how many bison may have been handed over to tribal partners and taken to slaughter. But he said 162 bison had been captured and placed into a holding facility as of a week ago.

The Buffalo Field Campaign, which opposes the culling and has been monitoring it, said the bison had been dispatched to slaughter since Wednesday, and anticipated that 55 more could be sent on Monday."

Eric M. Johnson reports for Reuters January 23, 2015.


"A Few Bison Returned To Central Nebraska Tallgrass Prairie, Where Vast Herds Once Roamed" (AP)

Source: Reuters, 01/26/2015