I love this story.
Uh, Go Griz!
Somebody obviously LIKES buggering bull bison. If it proves the bulls pose no risk of passing brucellosis, I call it a win for every animal involved. Should certain associations that oppose wild bison disregard this study, I propose they re-do it. Only without the "electro-ejaculator" so they're left to harvest bull bison semen by their own devices. (-;
A good an thoughtful article but I disagree that either Turner or Schweitzer are bad guys here. Vitriol should not be aimed at Turner, who as owner of more bison than anyone on earth is arguably one of their biggest living champions, nor Schweitzer, who at least sought an alternative to bison slaughter unlike his predecessors. The problem, as it has been for years, is the rigidity of the Department of Livestock and the cattle interests they represent. The DOL and many, though certainly not all, ranchers have been unyielding in their opposition to any bison leaving Yellowstone. It is unreasonable the position that a few or even a few hundred bison repopulating some of their historic range spells doom for Montana's cattle industry. I would like to see more compromise and common sense here.
Yikes Chad! Mend fast & well.
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