Dear Wildlife Fans,
Jess and Chris from the online team at Defenders of Wildlife are here to ask you favor today…
We need your action support to help protect one of North America’s most iconic animals; the wild bison.
Here’s the situation; one hunted to near extinction in one of the most shameful episodes in American history, only the bison of Yellowstone National Park survived in the American wild. Today this wild herd still numbers only around 3,500.
But each winter, when they descend from the park in search of forage free of Yellowstone’s deep snow, these magnificent animals are hazed back into the park, rounded up in holding pens or shipped to slaughter, all out of exaggerated fears that they could spread disease to cattle.
With winter well under way now, Yellowstone’s bison are once again at risk of hazing, capture or even slaughter as they search for food outside the park. Will you help them survive?
Help fund our efforts to increase tolerance and expand habitat for wild bison around Yellowstone, and prepare new homes for Yellowstone’s bison on tribal lands. Make a tax-deductible donation now at http://dfnd.us/zoYtwf (http://dfnd.us/zoYtwf).
Last month, Defenders of Wildlife achieved an important milestone in our efforts to restore wild bison to more places, when Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer approved moving 68 wild Yellowstone bison now in quarantine to tribal lands of Fort Belknap and Fort Peck Indian Reservations to start new conservation herds.
Defenders staff played an important role in these negotiations and in working with tribes to prepare areas for bison, and caring supporters spoke up time and time again in support of the tribes’ requests to help secure new homes for these bison.
Unfortunately, our work is far from finished.
We need to raise $40,000 in the next week to support our efforts to increase human tolerance and safeguard even more wild bison and other imperiled wildlife. (http://dfnd.us/zoYtwf) (http://dfnd.us/zoYtwf)
We don't have much time to raise the money we need to build the infrastructure these bison need on tribal lands or to save other Yellowstone bison from hazing, capture and slaughter. Please make a secure donation online now at http://dfnd.us/zoYtwf, so we can put your contribution to immediate use saving our wildlife. (http://action.defenders.org/site/R?i=jsxY8R3WEkpIEaeMa0I4vA) Or call 1-800-385-9712 to make a donation by phone.
Thank you for your help!
Jess, Chris and the entire online team at Defenders of Wildlife
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