Monday, June 04, 2007
The 300 buffaloes of the Yellowstone herd scheduled to be slaughtered today have been spared as a result of a mass of e-mails, faxes, letters and phone calls requesting a halt to the slaughter. The e-mail announcing this development was sent by the Buffalo Field Campaign late Friday, but I just read the announcement early this morning. Makes my day. I am truly thrilled. Last week I fired off e-mails to the Governor of Montana, the Yellowstone superintendent, and other appropriate officials. The fact that there were so many others who did the same shows the power of people united in their concern for a true American icon and a living heritage. Now I must e-mail those same officials and thank them for sparing the bison.