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DOL hazing buffalo on snowmobile.
Do these pictures bother you?
4/14/00 DOL HAS BEGUN HAZING THIS MORNING. BABY BUFFALO BORN 4/9 DEAD. 30+ BUFFALO HAZED TOWARD DUCK CREEK CAPTURE FACILITY. FOUR BFC VOLUNTEERS ARRESTED. PLEASE - WE NEED YOUR HELP.
Well they are the result of the Department of Livestock in Montana slaughtering the buffalo of Yellowstone Park if they step foot out of the boundaries of the park itself. During winter months the buffalo range outside park boundaries in search of "FOOD".
After repeated attempts to get GOVERNOR MARC RACICOT to listen to reason and stop this senseless slaughter - it seems the only way to make the picture clearer to him that this is totally "unacceptable" is to Boycott the State of Montana and halt any commerce period.
We need your help.
If you buy product and supplies from Montana...write those suppliers and let them know....until the buffalo slaughter stops you will find supplies elsewhere.
Remind them that once change occurs its hard to go back to old ways.
Here are some comments from a friend who's needing help to fight Racicot and the Montana Department of Livestock because the buffalo can't do it alone.
Something has to be done, and SOMEBODY has to do it. Who's got the ball? Montana? The Fed? If we're expecting a change for the better - why? Because Montana/Racicot suddenly change their minds and will stop killing buffalo? Or would it be because people rebel and squeeze Racicot until he has NO CHOICE but to stop the killing? Where do "nice guys" finish? Can anybody explain what "progress" has been made toward resolving this mess?
"The first rule of magic is simple. Don't waste your time waving your hands and hoping when a rock or a club will do."
-- McCloctnik the Lucid
I sympathize that some innocent citizens of Montana would experience some short-term financial hardship as a result of the Boycott. They didn't initiate the killing, and many are probably irate about it. However, the larger picture is that the more pressure that is put onto Racicot by in-state voters and merchants, the faster a solution will be forged, and the faster it'll be "business as usual" again - whether the Montana DOL and Racicot like it or
not. I'm not asking merchants to bite the bullet themselves - I'm asking them to help force a solution.
Please pitch in and help. Mild weather won't last forever, and when the snow drives bison down to lower elevation grasses - we already know what will happen again - and again.
Here is the link to the Montana businesses. It wouldn't take very long to email off a message of Buffalo Slaughter Protest and Boycott - I do it to and for a hundred people every day. Ask them to forward your comments to their members (merchants). Do you have friends who saw the
Buffalo Slaughter TV specials on either ABC or A&E? Please ask them to help, too. Is there anyone who saw the show and was NOT upset by it? (Racicot, Burns, and Montana DOL excluded).
A letter, even by email, will hopefully express to the native Montanans that they MUST exert pressure on Governor Marc Racicot and the Department of Livestock (DOL) who is doing the killing at the blessings of Marc Racicot. He continues to tell the world that "a solution is close at hand". Well, a young lady wrote to him over 10 months ago and his statement was the same as it was on the ABCs 30 minute newsline on this issue. Racicot has no intention of changing the reigns that the cattlemen pull on his neck. He will climb to the top even if it means over dead bodies, just like he climbed over 192 dead bodies in Libby. See this page. He has full intent of hanging onto George Bush's coat tail to rise to claim the title of Bruce Babbitt, Secretary of Interior.
Here's where we begin - write/email/phone the the businesses of each major city. Express your intent to BOYCOTT ALL MONTANA PRODUCT UNTIL THE SLAUGHTER OF THE BUFFALO STOPS!!!
Folks, these Companies listed at this link do business in the State of Montana. By
doing so, they are agreeing by their continued financial support, both job and tax wise that slaughtering the last free roaming herd of American Bison, the Buffalo of Yellowstone, is just fine.
They are condoning by their continued prescence and silence that a "scorched" earth policy is totally acceptable.
Show them it isn't.
It may cost you a few dollars to sleep or eat elsewhere. It may cost you a few more pennies to buy your meat raised in Florida, Wyoming or other States but the policy in place now, in Montana is a death sentence carried out even
against the males buffalo who can not transmit the disease as they do not give birth.
Montana continues this slaughter inspite of all the evidence and the slaughter of over 2500 buffalo to date. They KILL during a time when there is absolutely no possible way that brucellosis can be transmitted. Here are the Chamber of Commerce addys for each major City:
1424 9th Avenue, P.O. Box 200533
Helena, MT 59620-0533
800-VISIT-MT (800-847-4868) or 406-444-2654
Matt Cohn - Director
HELENA - Chamber of Commerce
25 Cruse Avenue, Suite A
Helena, MT 59601
Toll Free: 800-7HELENA
MISSOULA = Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 7577
Missoula, MT 59807
Toll Free: 800-526-3465
BILLINGS - Chamber of Commerce
815 South 27th Street
PO Box 31177
Billings, MT 59107
Toll Free: 800-735-2635
WEST YELLOWSTONE - Chamber of Commerce
30 Yellowstone Avenue
PO Box 458
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
THREE FORKS - Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 1103
Three Forks, MT 59752
BUTTE - Chamber of Commerce
Butte, MT 59701
Toll Free: 800-735-6814
BOZEMAN - CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
2000 Commerce Drive
PO Box B
Bozeman, MT 59771-0046
Toll Free: 800-228-4224
GREAT FALLS - Chamber of Commerce
710 1st Avenue North
PO Box 2127
Great Falls, MT 59403
LIVINGSTON - CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
208 West Park Street
Livingston, MT 59047
Big Sky Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 160100
Big Sky, MT 59716
Toll Free: 800-943-4111
ENNIS - Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 291
Ennis, MT 59729
HAMILTON/BITTEROOT - Chamber of Commerce
105 East Main Street
Hamilton, MT 59840
KALISPELL - Chamber of Commerce
15 Depot Park
Kalispell, MT 59901
DEER LODGE - Chamber of Commerce
1171 Main Street
Deer Lodge, MT 59722-1497
DILLON - Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 425
Dillon, MT 59725
RED LODGE - Chamber of Commerce
601 North Broadway
PO Box 988
Red Lodge, MT 59068
Toll Free: 888-281-0625
WHITE FISH - Chamber of Commerce
6475 Highway 93 south
PO Box 1120
Whitefish, MT 59937
Toll Free: 877-862-3548
POLSON - Chamber of Commerce
#4 2nd Avenue East
PO Box 667
Polson, MT 59860
SHELBY - Chamber of Commerce (sorry no email)
100 Second Avenue South
PO Box 865
Shelby, MT 59474
HAVRE - Chamber of Commerce
518 1st Street
PO Box 308
Havre, MT 59501
GLASGOW - Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 832
Glasgow, MT 59230
Toll Free: 877-228-2223
LEWISTON - Chamber of Commerce
408 NE Main Street
PO Box 818
Lewistown, MT 59457
Toll free: 800-216-5436
GLENDIVE - Chamber of Commerce
313 S Merrill Ave
Glendive, MT 59330
MILES CITY - Chamber of Commerce
901 Main Street
Miles City, MT 59301
Show you care. Show you support the last free roaming herd of buffalo before their existence is merely a memory of what the America used to be. Thank You Merrie
Here's the link that will show ALL businesses in the Montana area: http://www.montana.com/territories/commerce/
CLICK HERE to visit the Fund For Animals ~ Boycott Montana Page
CLICK HERE for the "Montana Buffalo Slaughter News Chronicle"
Documented by Tom Beno from January 23, 1997 through March 17, 2000.
CLICK HERE to read Yellowstone Park Rangers speak out against injustice of this annual slaughter. Bruce Babbitt angry at Governor Racicots lack of cooperation and lack of concern
CLICK HERE to read how Governor Racicot "Justifies" the Slaughter.
CLICK HERE to see what the local Montanans' REALLY feel for the BUFFALO SLAUGHTERS. And Montana B.S. lives on!!!!!!
Here's one quote from a local Montanan "We bought three buffalo hides so each of our boys would have a park bison rug. It's our heritage," said Lyn Anderson, a Montana native and Bozeman
CLICK HERE to read MONTANA'S IMMEDIATE REFUSAL OF FREE HELP FOR VACINATIONS OF ALL CATTLE AND BISON TO END THE SLAUGHTER.
MARC BRIDGES Executive Director of the Montana Department of Livestock, again preparing for the winter of 2000 BUFFALO SLAUGHTER. Please, visit and read HIS statement. Thank you
Please also visit ABC NEWS for the story on this UNNECESSARY SLAUGHTER.
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