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Alternative to Bison Slaughter?

Amy MartinComment

Bison-watchers around Montana are on alert. Yellowstone National Park has proposed a new plan that could help reduce the number of wild bison shipped to slaughter every year. Public comment on the plan ended in February, and park officials say a final decision will be issued soon.  

Here's our background story on the so-called "quarantine plan," which aired on Montana Public Radio yesterday

Jody Lyle of Yellowstone National Park gives a tour of the facility where bison are captured before being sent to slaughter.

Jody Lyle of Yellowstone National Park gives a tour of the facility where bison are captured before being sent to slaughter.

Bison are moved through a series of corrals before being tested, tagged and sent to meat processing facilities.

Bison are moved through a series of corrals before being tested, tagged and sent to meat processing facilities.