HELENA –Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has temporarily blocked the slaughter of bison in Yellowstone National Park.
Bullock sent a letter to Park Superintendent Daniel Wenk on Jan. 19 stating: “I am invoking my authority under Executive Order No. 16-2011 to prohibit the transfer of these or any other bison from Department of Interior managed lands or facilities, to slaughter in Montana.”
This includes the 40
“We received word last week that the Park was going to slaughter 40
Abel said they are looking for a facility in Montana to house the 40
As of Jan. 12, at least 100
The management process is part of the Interagency Bison Management Plan and the Park Service wants to reduce the Park’s northern bison herd by 900 to 1,400 animals.
Yellowstone’s total bison population is about 5,500.
Originally posted on KTVQ