Montant Rachers, Yellowstone NP Bison Slaughter, & COVID-19’s Impact on the Nez Perce Nation


Manage episode 283447211 series 2865072
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Tensions mount as Montana ranchers are increasing harassing, killing, and harming buffalo that leave the Yellowstone National Park. Today, James Holt Sr., executive director of the Buffalo Field Campaign, provides an update on the escalated situation and Jame Holt Sr. provides an update on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the Nez Perce Nation. There have been 859 buffalo killed between 2019-2020; 12,575 buffalo killed since 1985, and there have 540 buffalo captured by the Yellowstone National Park: 540. What is the current management approach for Yellowstone bison? Why is there such intolerance for bison to traverse their lands, feed, reproduce, live, or be provided more suitable public lands? The state manufactured comparative risks of brucellosis transmission to cattle, plus human injury, and property damage have been systemically used as a pretext to strategically kill and slaughter the Yellowstone bison over the years and for years, the Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC) since 1997 has been at the forefront of protecting the last free roaming heard of bison relatives in the lower forty-eight states and promoting and advocating for the increase of the bison habitat and populations. Part 2 of today’s segment includes our guest conveying how COVID-19 is impacting the Nez Perce Nation, its citizens, youth, elder, plus more. Guests: James Holt Sr. (Nez Perce Nation), Executive Director of the Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC), joins us for the entire program to discuss the works of the Buffalo Field Campaign, the continuous struggles of protecting the last remaining, genetically original buffalo from “state” and hunters killing these relatives, why the BFC had to file a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Cam Sholly’s office and why the court ordered release of records the park, plus more

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