BILLINGS, MONTANA: Beginning this week, travelers driving west
on I-90/94 near Billings, Montana, will encounter a billboard to
"Protect Our National Mammal" promoted by the wild buffalo advocacy
group Buffalo Field Campaign. The West Yellowstone-based nonprofit
hopes the billboard reaches the millions of people traveling through
Montana to Yellowstone National Park.
According to Mike Mease, co-founder of Buffalo Field Campaign,
the billboard shines a light on the lack of legal protection for
America's national mammal.
"People coming through Montana to visit Yellowstone will
have the unique experience of seeing America's last wild buffalo,"
said Mease. "The message of our billboard is the buffalo deserve
more than recognition as our nation's mammal. It's time
buffalo have legal protection, too."
The North American bison, also commonly called buffalo, became
the national mammal of the United States following the signing of
the National Bison Legacy Act by President Barack Obama on May 9,
The billboard directs passersby to visit www.HelpWildBison.com.
At the web site, the group asks people to contact Montana's
Governor Steve Bullock to make more room for the wild species to
roam in Montana, and to push U.S. Congress to enact legal protections
for America's national mammal.
For more information, visit www.HelpWildBison.com.
Buffalo Field Campaign was founded in 1997 to protect the natural
habitat of wild migratory buffalo and native wildlife, to stop the
slaughter and harassment of America's last wild buffalo as
well as to advocate for their lasting protection, and to work with
people of all Nations to honor the sacredness of wild buffalo.
~ Join the people who stand with wild buffalo
Buffalo Field Campaign
P.O. Box 957
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
The Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC) is the only group working in the
field, everyday, to stop the slaughter and harassment of Yellowstone's
wild buffalo. Volunteers from around the world defend buffalo on
their traditional winter habitat and advocate for their protection.
Our daily patrols stand with the buffalo on the ground they choose
to be on, and document every move made against them.
BFC is the only group working in the field every day in defense
of the last wild buffalo population in the U.S.
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