A Valentine’s Day Message of Love to Let the Buffalo Roam
BOZEMAN, MONTANA — On Friday, February 13, the Montana-based wild bison advocacy organization, Buffalo Field Campaign will be present along Main Street in Bozeman, Montana to hold a rally to celebrate and encourage love for wild buffalo.
Buffalo Field Campaign will have an information table at the Bozeman Co-op from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Bison advocates and anyone interested are invited to stop by, learn about what is happening to America’s last wild buffalo, and join us for a march through downtown Bozeman.
This rally is part of Buffalo Field Campaign’s Week of Action which has been organized to help raise awareness and support for America’s last wild buffalo, the Yellowstone herds, which are currently under attack by Montana livestock interests and signatories to the Interagency Bison Management Plan. They aim to reduce the most important bison population in the world to a mere 3,000 animals, due to the intolerance of Montana’s livestock industry, intolerance that is codified in the statute: MCA 81-2-120, a law crafted by the livestock industry.
Yellowstone buffalo are America’s last wild, migratory herds and the most important bison population that exists. They are the last to identify as a wildlife species and ecologically extinct throughout their native range. They’ve been added to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List for being “threatened with near extinction,” and even Montana designates the species “in greatest conservation need” with conditions “making [bison] vulnerable to global extinction.”
West Yellowstone and Gardiner, Montana-based Buffalo Field Campaign is a non-profit public interest organization founded in 1997 to protect the natural habitat of wild migratory buffalo and native wildlife, stop the slaughter of America’s last wild buffalo and advocate for their lasting protection, and work with people of all nations to honor the sacredness of wild bison.www.buffalofieldcampaign.org