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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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Yellowstone Bison Slaughter Debated in Court

Yellowstone Bison

Bison

A coalition of environmental groups has filed suit in U.S. District Court, asking that a planned slaughter of brucellosis-infected Yellowstone National Park bison be stopped, with the Interior Department arguing that the management proceed.

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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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Shift in Yellowstone Bison Management in Place for 2011

Yellowstone Bison

Bison

A long-awaited shift in Yellowstone National Park bison management is now in place. Bison roaming past Gardiner will be hazed and tested for exposure to brucellosis; those testing negative will be moved to the Gallatin National Forest, while the rest will be moved back to the Park. Critics say the new plan treats bison like cattle.

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