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Schweitzer Halts Yellowstone Bison Slaughter, Citing Brucellosis Concerns

Yellowstone Bison

Yellowstone Bison

Oh, irony of ironies: Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer has effectively stopped the slaughter of Yellowstone National Park bison penned at the Stephens Creek facility over concerns that the bison may transmit brucellosis to cattle on their way to slaughter. Really.

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Judge: Slaughter of Yellowstone Bison Can Commence

Yellowstone Bison

Yellowstone Bison

Saying that the slaughter of 500 Yellowstone National Park bison would not harm the long-term survival of the species, U.S. District Court Judge Charles Lovell signed a ruling allowing the Interagency Bison Management Plan (IBMP) to begin putting them down.

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300 Bison Hazed Back into Yellowstone — But Their Fate is Uncertain

Yellowstone Bison

Yellowstone Bison

A heavy snowpack is causing Yellowstone National Park bison to move outside the northern boundary of the Park: today around 300 were hazed back to the Park's Stephens Creek facility, where those testing positive for brucellosis are expected to be slaughtered.

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Stephens Creek Facility Empty as Captured Bison Released Back to Yellowstone

Yellowstone Bison

Yellowstone Bison

The Stephens Creek capture facility is now empty, after a group of 62 bison temporarily held there was released Thursday afternoon and moved south further into Yellowstone National Park.

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Yellowstone Bison Killed After Wandering Off State Forest Land

Yellowstone Bison

Yellowstone Bison

One of the 25 Yellowstone National Park bison allowed out of the Park and into Gallatin National Forest has been killed by Montana Department of Livestock officials after refusing to leave private property after two days of hazing.

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Early Reaction to Yellowstone Bison Vaccination Plan: Thumbs Down

Yellowstone Bison

A plan floated by the Interagency Bison Management Plan to vaccinate Yellowstone National Park bison against brucellosis via air guns and “bio-bullets” is meeting with resistance from the National Park Service and other players in the debate, who say the plan would be largely ineffectual and potentially create “super-strains” of the disease more resistant to traditional vaccines.

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