2 bison slaughter protesters arrested in Yellowstone park

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Two people were arrested after chaining themselves to cement-filled barrels in an effort to prevent trucks from hauling Yellowstone National Park bison to slaughterhouses.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/yellowstone-bison-slaughter-protesters-arrested-friday-morning/article%E2%80%94f82bede3-4aca-5f82-b1ef-88acac57bd64.html”>reports</a> two members of the group Wild Buffalo Defense were arrested Friday in the park.

A federal court clerk in Mammoth, Wyoming, confirmed the arrests. Their names were not released.

Wild Buffalo Defense spokesman Monty Slate said the protest delayed a shipment of bison for a few hours before a path was cleared around the protesters.

Bison are shipped to slaughter each year as part of a population management plan for the park.

Three Wild Buffalo Defense protesters arrested in the park on March 6 were banned from the park for five years and ordered to pay more than $1,000 in fines.

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Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com”>http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com</a>

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