Yellowstone Park Plans to Turn Some Bison Into Burgers
It isn’t likely going to reduce the cost of meat at the grocery store, but some people are going to enjoy some delicious bison this winter. Yellowstone National Park plans to cull the herd of almost 1,000 animals. If it happens. Cue the liberal rage and lawsuits!
Not all of the animals will be shot or hunted. Some will be moved to new roaming grounds, however. This isn’t easily done. Bison aren’t like bovines. The large wild animals won’t likely go willingly. It’s like moving an angry light pickup truck.
There are Concerns About Disease
This isn’t being done because park managers are mean. They’re trying to stem the spread of brucellosis, which can be spread to domestic cattle. The environmentalists don’t like the latter because the animals aren’t native to the region. On the other hand, ranchers and farmers have something called economic clout and a great deal of political power.
The bison aren’t going away for good. The species has had a dramatic rebound. As have grizzly bears and wolves. In Idaho, the wolf population is believed to be ten times as large as what was expected when the packs were re-introduced a few decades ago. The grizzly population has also seen a recent spike. Encounters between bears, wolves, bison, and stupid tourists also appear on the rise.
This is Good Science
While environmentalists oppose the hunt, they appear to be less concerned about encounters with people. Not all of which involve visiting idiots.
Liberals tell us to trust science. Right now it says the animals can be managed by hunting and relocation.