Category Archives: Wild bison

Yellowstone bison: The road to slaughter starts at home

The specter of death hovers over the world’s first national park. Approximately 150 wild bison have been rounded up within the boundaries of their ostensible refuge, Yellowstone National Park, and are being held in a capture facility–also located within park boundaries. They … Continue reading

Posted in Animal exploitation, Montana, Wild bison, Wildlife | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Yellowstone bison: The road to slaughter starts at home

Yellowstone wildlife sent to slaughter; calling all buffalo warriors

Dear Americans: You’re busy, I know. You’re busy working and playing and doing a million crazy, diverse things that Americans do in our big, crazy, diverse country. That’s just who we are, and that’s what makes us awesome. But right … Continue reading

Posted in Animal exploitation, Animal rights, Endangered species, Environment, Hunting, Montana, Wild bison, Wildlife | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Yellowstone wildlife sent to slaughter; calling all buffalo warriors

Of bison and betrayal

Anyone who’s ever carried a wild bison’s heart into a governor’s office belongs to a small and select club. James St. Goddard, a Blackfeet spiritual leader from Montana, is the latest inductee, and–for all I know–the only member. Mr. St. Goddard … Continue reading

Posted in Animal exploitation, Animal research, Animal rights, Hunting, Montana, Wild bison, Wildlife | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

In wildfire’s path: Animal homes, human homes

When wildfire comes calling, all priorities shift. Animal rights work slides into oblivion while concern for individual animals–in this case, our own companion animals–sets sirens to shrieking in my head. Can I sneak the two cat carriers out of the attic … Continue reading

Posted in Animal rights, Companion animals, Environment, Global warming, Montana, Wild bison, Wildlife | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

A tale of two wildlife babies–and human motives for good and bad

A newborn moose calf. A fast-moving river swollen with spring runoff. But for the presence of humans willing to intervene–a fishing outfitter and his client–the calf’s probable drowning in Montana’s Big Hole River would have passed unnoticed. Mom Moose–she herself … Continue reading

Posted in Animal exploitation, Animal rights, Diet, Environment, Fish, Hunting, Montana, Wild bison, Wildlife | Tagged | 1 Comment

Hey Chicago–animal suffering lies behind that scenic splendor

Dear Chicago: We need to talk. You can trust me–I’m practically a native daughter. Heck, from my hometown in Indiana, we can look across Lake Michigan and see your skyline (well, on a clear day). I’m a Cubs fan, ’nuff said! But … Continue reading

Posted in Animal ethics, Animal exploitation, Animal rights, Environment, Global warming, Hunting, Montana, Mustelids, Rodeo, Trapping, Wild bison, Wildlife, Wolves | Tagged | Leave a comment

Departures, arrivals, & taxidermy: Welcome to our neck of the woods

In these troubled times, we’ve come to expect the steely-eyed gaze of TSA screeners and security personnel following us in every airport, everywhere. But what you might find shocking is the glassy-eyed gaze you’ll get from wild animals when you visit … Continue reading

Posted in Animal exploitation, Animal rights, Companion animals, Entertainment exploitation, Hunting, Montana, Rodeo, Trapping, vegan/vegetarian, Wild bison, Wildlife, Wolves | Leave a comment

How do you value an alpha female wolf?

When you live in what feels like a war zone–the Northern Rockies states are waging war on their own native wildlife–it’s easy to forget that the act of killing doesn’t rule the roost everywhere. Occasionally something comes along that makes you … Continue reading

Posted in Animal ethics, Animal exploitation, Animal rights, Environment, Hunting, Montana, Trapping, Wild bison, Wildlife, Wolves | Leave a comment

Now is the winter of our (predator) discontent

Ah, the Northern Rockies. Soaring mountains. Rushing streams. Beargrass and aspens. Mountain bluebirds. Deep forests, wide open prairies, abundant native wildlife. What’s not to love? Well, it depends on whom you ask. “I want them to open their (expletive) eyes,” … Continue reading

Posted in Animal ethics, Animal exploitation, Animal rights, Companion animals, Hunting, Montana, Mustelids, Wild bison, Wildlife, Wolves | Leave a comment

Happy Mother’s Day, Montana style: Mom and newborn wild bison hazed mercilessly

The tiny calf pictured was only four hours old and caught up in a hazing operation when the Montana livestock industry flexed its muscle. Mom hadn’t even shed the afterbirth before the harassment began. Regarding the photo, Buffalo Field Campaign reports: … Continue reading

Posted in Wild bison | Leave a comment