Jan 22, 2015: Read the latest news on this story: The slaughter starts.
Please understand that the majority of U.S. citizens do not wish for any of our Yellowstone bison to be taken to slaughter. Something that has not been mentioned in this controversy is that the super-volcano underneath the state of Wyoming has been rising at a record rate since 2004. Its floor has gone up three inches per year for the last three years indicating the fastest rate since records began in 1923. It’s certainly possible that animals as intelligent and instinctual as bison are noticing the changes in their environment and exhibiting the same instinctual behavior as the elephants and other animals did prior to the tsunami in the Indian Ocean. According to National Geographic:
• Elephants screamed and ran for higher ground.
• Flamingos abandoned their low-lying breeding areas.
• Zoo animals rushed into their shelters and could not be enticed to come back out. Yellowstone bison could very well be trying to escape impending death by following ancient migration corridors out of the area.
GR: The great war between humans and wildlife is generally invisible. We build on, dump on, and step on wildlife and their homes in unconscious pursuits. When we can see, as in the case of Bison, it is imperative that we act responsibly and accept our species’ role as nature’s only possible defender. Please sign.