Sunday, July 25, 2010

Predator Derby



I just heard about this on Howling for Justice.

So, what is it? In Idaho and all over the country, it's a "sport" for hunters to kill as many of the "chosen predators" as possible in a certain length of time while gaining points and prizes (yipee)for what they kill!! Last year the "chosen predators" were; coyotes, foxes, bobcats, and wolves. This is in addition to the state hunting seasons. (Too bad there isn't a "hunter derby")




Friday, July 16, 2010

Appropriations $ to Slaughter Bison

Tester and Baucus succeeded in getting passed in legislation, money to "fight and manage the threat of brucellosis." The money would come from the Agriculture Appropriations Act.

The Agriculture Appropriations Act would give funding to
Montana Department of Livestock's Brucellosis Management-- a.k.a. bison slaughter.

Tester and Baucus have requested
$500,000 for Montana State University- Bozeman to:
  • create refine and simplify brucellosis vaccines for livestock,
  • to develop an effective vaccine for bison and elk
  • to test the vaccines in animals. (Animals...this is pretty vague.)
They also request $500,000 to implement the Tribal Quarantine Facility for Yellowstone National Park Bison for the Inter Tribal Bison Cooperative in Fort Belknap.

This money would be used to:
  • develop facilities on Tribal lands in Montana to deal with the buffalo coming out of the Yellowstone National Park quarantine facilities

The legislation must first pass the full Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives before the funding can be signed into law.