Forum Post: Man blocks road to Yellowstone bison trap - Never underestimate the power of One Person.
Posted 1 year ago on March 12, 2014, 5:10 p.m. EST by BearDickinson
from Ewing, VA
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Comfrey Jacobs's blockade included banners with the messages "Hunters for Bison Habitat," and "Road Closed." Jacobs also included a list of demands for Yellowstone National Park: 1. The immediate halt to all current and future capture and slaughter management actions and the release of all currently captive buffalo. 2. Yellowstone National Park's withdrawal from the Interagency Bison Management Plan, due to its ineffectiveness in maintaining a wild, free-roaming bison population and not meeting the public's, or the buffalo's best interests. 3. So long as the Stephens Creek facility continues to be used to capture, torture and ship wild bison to slaughter and research facilities, there needs to be public oversight and media access at all times, to keep the Park Service accountable for its actions.
“My action raised enough public awareness that Yellowstone announced a cease to their operations the following day,” Comfrey Jacobs said. http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/11/yellowstone-ends-bison-slaughter-following-blockade/