Yellowstone National Park is known for their thousands of buffalo they have running around in the wild. Yesterday members of the National Park Service, Forest Service, Montana Department of Fish and Wildlife, and other agencies gathered 600-900 of these buffalo to slaughter them.
— EcoWatch (@EcoWatch) January 27, 2016
This is evidently an annual event in order to keep the bison’s population under control and to help prevent overgrazing. Animal rights groups and others believe this massacre is unnecessary.
“Many people are uncomfortable with the practice of culling bison, including the National Park Service,” Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk said in a statement. “The park would gladly reduce the frequency and magnitude of these operations if migrating bison had access to more habitat outside the park or there was a way to transfer live bison elsewhere.”