Urgent! Sign Petition To Stop Killing Of Buffalo In Grand Canyon National Park

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Grand Canyon National Park is planning to reduce the current population of bison through culling, trapping and moving the animals to other locations.

For anyone that might not be clear on what culling means it is the heartless reduction of a population of wild animals by selective slaughter.

Selective slaughter?

Hard to believe this story could become even more appalling, but it does!

The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a release explaining that officials in the Grand Canyon National Park are struggling to keep the North Rim buffalo’s population numbers under control.

“The herd, which once numbered around 100 animals, has since moved into the park, where it has grown. Estimates range from 400 to 600 animals,” stated the release. “The animals are hard on vegetation, water sources and archaeological sites. Some fear the herd could grow to 800 animals in the next few years and as high as 1,200 to 1,500 in the next decade if nothing is done.”

That is why the NPS issued an unfathomable call for “volunteers” to work with the park to selectively shoot the poor animals.

According to a Care2 petition, anywhere between one to two-thirds of the current bison population is at risk of being killed.

While it is understandable that an overpopulation of buffalo could pose a risk to the remaining wildlife within the park, there are other non-lethal methods to control their numbers such as immunocontraception which uses an animal’s immune system to prevent it from fertilizing offspring.

In conclusion, NPS noted that “opportunities” to participate in the volunteer culling would be announced in the near future.

Opportunities?

That is beyond reprehensible!

Instead, WAN urges people to take the opportunity to save the buffalos, not kill them!

There are clearly other safe, humane ways to control the population without resorting to bloodshed.

Please sign the petition and tell NPS to use non-lethal methods to control the Grand Canyon buffalo population HERE!

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