Friends... Can you help the Bison of Yellowstone Park? Nearly 700 have be caugh
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I have also included an attached letter if you would like to
participate (At very bottom of e-mail).
It has all information as to where you should fax or e-mail your
complaints... The phone boxes are full for the Yellowstone
her colleagues, and CUT's line has been disconnected. I have found
CUT's corporate headquarters, and they have a new name...
If you do or do not want to participate in this, please forward this
e-mail with it's attachment to your friends anyway. Perhaps they
Thank you for considering this...
In love & light,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pets & Animals in Distress" <contact@...>
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2006 2:04 AM
Subject: ACTION ALERT
Pets & Animals in Distress Action Alert!
Your Help Is Needed to Save Yellowstone's Bison
National Call-in Day, February 2
Over the past three weeks, the National Park Service (NPS) has
672 bison - more than one-tenth of Yellowstone's entire bison
near the northern boundary of Yellowstone National Park (YNP). All
sent to slaughter in violation of the government's own bison
plan except for 87 calves who have become test subjects in an
ill-conceived experiment. The park's bison trap is empty now, but
could restart trapping operations at any time. The killing is
to prevent the transmission of the bacteria, Brucella abortus, to
outside the park, and was done to protect less than 200 cows owned
Church Universal and Triumphant (CUT).
CUT is a controversial religious sect with headquarters on land
to Yellowstone National Park. In 1999, the group received 13 million
federal dollars as part of a land deal intended to provide the
other wildlife access to important winter range on CUT lands. After
years, not a single bison has been allowed to access that winter
as the group continues to graze a small herd of cattle on its land.
The bison killing is enormously controversial because the risk of
transmission is exceedingly remote. Indeed, there has never been a
confirmed case of bacteria transmission from bison to cattle under
conditions. Moreover, though only pregnant bison pose even a
risk of transmission, bulls, calves, yearlings, and other no-risk
are routinely killed.
What You Can Do:
A national call-in day to save Yellowstone bison will be held on
February 2, from 8:30am until 5:00pm, Mountain Standard Time.
Suzanne Lewis, Yellowstone National Park Superintendent, at 307-344-
and call Kate Gordon, Church Universal and Triumphant President, at
Tell Ms. Lewis that the slaughter of nearly 600 Yellowstone bison is
unacceptable, illegal, and inconsistent with the National Park
mission. Ask her to stop the capture and slaughter of Yellowstone
Politely ask Ms. Gordon to make room for bison on CUT-owned property.
Remind her that CUT was given taxpayer dollars with the intent of
bison access to its lands and that the need to give bison more room
roam is greater now than ever before.
Please cross post or share this alert with family, friends and co-
Thank you very much for your help!
Pets & Animals in Distress
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***************LETTER TO YELLOWSTONE AND CUT ***********************
February 2, 2006
Yellowstone National Park
Attn: Ms. Suzanne Lewis, Park Superintendent
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168
Phone: 307-344-7381 / Fax: 307-344-2005
Dear Ms. Suzanne Lewis:
The slaughter of nearly 600 Yellowstone bison is unacceptable,
illegal, and inconsistent with the National Park Service's mission.
I'm asking you to stop the capture and slaughter of Yellowstone
How is it that CUT, a religious group with headquarters on the land
adjacent to Yellowstone National Park received 13 million of federal
dollars in 1999 in a land deal intended to provide the bison and
other wildlife access to important winter range on CUT lands, yet
after seven years, not a single bison has been allowed to access
that winter habitat? Instead, CUT grazes only a small herd of
cattle on its land, with refusal to help the park.
The public deserves the right to know... Where did the taxpayer's
dollars go concerning the land deal with CUT? Why has CUT not
allowed the grazing of park animals upon their property, since their
part of the agreement was to do so? Where have our hard earned
taxpayer dollars gone? I'm sending this information to all my local
newspaper and TV stations... Maybe they would appreciate
It's disappointing to know that our very own park services will not
assist these beautiful animals when they are in despair. Something
seems to be missing here
The Summit Lighthouse, formerly CUT (Church Universal and Triumphant)
Attn: Destyne Erickson, Public Relations
P.O. Box 5000
Gardiner, Montana 59030-5000
Phone: 406-848-9219 / Fax: 800-221-8307 or 406-848-9555