Yellowstone National Park provides habitat to fewer than 5000 buffalo. Of these, about a fourth have been killed by hunters in just the past year. This article covers the big picture beautifully, while omitting the single most pertinent fact — the beef industry is entirely to blame for the mass slaughter of the buffalo, by denying the buffalo their habitat and by creating public policy that slaughters these animals due to brucellosis fears. As Montana’s plain-speaking Governor puts it, “When they leave the park they have nowhere to go.” Link.
Last Updated: September 5, 2009