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(TreeHugger)   Cattle ranchers around Yellowstone Park: Let's shoot all the wild buffalo in the park with vaccinated biobullets. The National Park Service: Yeeeeah, not so fast   (treehugger.com) divider line 29
    More: Interesting, National Park Service, Yellowstone, Let's, Cowboys, Environmental Impact Statement, cattle, vaccines  
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2014-01-26 05:39:01 AM  
media.salon.com
No Autistic Buffalo!
 
2014-01-26 08:28:43 AM  
Idiots.  Bang's is serious stuff, and even the USDA has said the Yellowstone heard is a problem.
 
2014-01-26 08:53:40 AM  
Bison.
 
2014-01-26 09:26:37 AM  
Alternative: sneaking up on one of these things with a needle and hypodermic.

i39.tinypic.com
 
2014-01-26 09:28:05 AM  
National Parks idiots are anti-vac'ers? Sounds about right.
 
2014-01-26 09:29:06 AM  
Biobullets biobullets biobullets biobullets biobullets biobullets biobullets.
 
2014-01-26 09:32:51 AM  

gopher321: Alternative: sneaking up on one of these things with a needle and hypodermic.

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Yep. Those critters are more domesticated than my cat.
 
2014-01-26 09:34:19 AM  

OnlyM3: National Parks idiots are anti-vac'ers? Sounds about right.


wat.
 
2014-01-26 09:51:36 AM  
Yes, just what we farking need, a bunch of unorganized and untrained ranch hands administering vaccines to wild animals randomly. No way that could create new, resistant strains like their overuse of antibiotics in their own cattle has.

/actually it does have a lot less of a chance
//but I don't trust them not to start shooting antibiotics around once they have permission to start shooting vaccines
 
2014-01-26 09:53:08 AM  
Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo!
 
2014-01-26 09:56:43 AM  

Matrix Flavored Wasabi: OnlyM3: National Parks idiots are anti-vac'ers? Sounds about right.
wat.


"National parks idiots" LOL. He doesn't even know who he's trolling about. The people who run the place? The rangers who work there? The visitors? "Select all"?

Pretty lame even for Sunday morning.

minoridiot: Idiots.  Bang's is serious stuff, and even the USDA has said the Yellowstone heard

cattle ranchers who insist on keeping grazing leases right up next to the park boundary, even though they know that the bison move into those areas regularly, are a problem.

Try moving your farking cows. Many ranchers already have. Yellowstone is unique, attracts millions of people every year, puts millions and millions of dollars into the local economies, and one of the major attractions is the wildlife.

You're a guy raising 300 cattle on government-leased land. Don't like the bison? Then go buy your own ranch, far away from any of that nasty wildlife. And don't be calling on the government to come help you kill coyotes and foxes and wolves and prairie dogs either. You don't need the government's help. You're a rancher The last of the rugged individualists.

And one more thing:.
In an environmental impact statement, the National Park Service concluded that "the implementation of remote vaccination at this time would not substantially suppress brucellosis in Yellowstone bison and could have unintended adverse effects to the bison population."

The vaccine doesn't work very well.
 
2014-01-26 10:00:04 AM  
". The ranchers are concerned that the wild animals could transmit the disease to domestic herds. The ranchers proposed the use of air rifles to shoot the bison with biobullets, which deliver a payload of vaccine. "

so ummm  they can't give said vaccine to their own cows?
 
2014-01-26 10:20:13 AM  

mrlewish: ". The ranchers are concerned that the wild animals could transmit the disease to domestic herds. The ranchers proposed the use of air rifles to shoot the bison with biobullets, which deliver a payload of vaccine. "

so ummm  they can't give said vaccine to their own cows?


Apparently in buffalo, it doesn't work well and is possibly dangerous. You want them to put that in their own herd!?!?
 
2014-01-26 10:44:21 AM  

Mr. Fuzzypaws: Bison.


Thank you.

/pet peeve
 
2014-01-26 10:51:57 AM  

Mr. Fuzzypaws: Bison.


NTTAWWT
 
2014-01-26 10:54:06 AM  

OnlyM3: National Parks idiots are anti-vac'ers? Sounds about right.


You started out your week by failing hard. That can't bode well for you.
 
2014-01-26 10:59:05 AM  

minoridiot: Idiots.  Bang's is serious stuff, and even the USDA has said the Yellowstone heard is a problem.


Yeah I herd about that.
 
2014-01-26 11:26:14 AM  

gopher321: Alternative: sneaking up on one of these things with a needle and hypodermic.

[i39.tinypic.com image 640x428]


Don't forget to sterilize the injection site with an an anti-bacterial swab first.
 
2014-01-26 11:43:40 AM  
There has never been a documented case of brucellosis transmitted to cattle from bison.  Happens all the time with elk.  Locals love elk for their economic value.  Locals do not love bison because they tear up flower beds and fences when they leave the park.  This is contrived controversy at best.

/Yellowstone tour guide
//also slashies
 
2014-01-26 11:48:42 AM  

unpaintedhuffheinz: There has never been a documented case of brucellosis transmitted to cattle from bison.  Happens all the time with elk.  Locals love elk for their economic value.  Locals do not love bison because they tear up flower beds and fences when they leave the park.  This is contrived controversy at best.

/Yellowstone tour guide
//also slashies


1.  Love your user name.  Took me about 3 seconds wondering why it sounded familiar.

2.  We were there last June.  Did you guide us anywhere?  We were that couple with the kid.
 
2014-01-26 12:01:40 PM  

GORDON: unpaintedhuffheinz: There has never been a documented case of brucellosis transmitted to cattle from bison.  Happens all the time with elk.  Locals love elk for their economic value.  Locals do not love bison because they tear up flower beds and fences when they leave the park.  This is contrived controversy at best.

/Yellowstone tour guide
//also slashies

1.  Love your user name.  Took me about 3 seconds wondering why it sounded familiar.

2.  We were there last June.  Did you guide us anywhere?  We were that couple with the kid.


Hey we were there too. We were the ones stopped in middle of the road taking pictures with our cell phones.
 
2014-01-26 12:02:00 PM  
Lonesone Dove!
 
2014-01-26 12:10:44 PM  

pappy1398: GORDON: unpaintedhuffheinz: There has never been a documented case of brucellosis transmitted to cattle from bison.  Happens all the time with elk.  Locals love elk for their economic value.  Locals do not love bison because they tear up flower beds and fences when they leave the park.  This is contrived controversy at best.

/Yellowstone tour guide
//also slashies

1.  Love your user name.  Took me about 3 seconds wondering why it sounded familiar.

2.  We were there last June.  Did you guide us anywhere?  We were that couple with the kid.

Hey we were there too. We were the ones stopped in middle of the road taking pictures with our cell phones.


I was the redneck guy holding a beer and "mooing" at elk by the side of the road.
 
2014-01-26 12:13:51 PM  
I am getting distinctly less sympathetic to the ranchers every year - first, they decided to roll back one of the greatest conservation triumphs ever, the incredibly successful reintroduction on wolves to the west, and now they are biatching about bison...

Seriously, fark them. Yeah, it sucks that you have to deal with nature on land you rent from the Feds at ultra cheap rates, it sucks that every once in a while you lose one sheep out of a thousand to a wolf, it sucks that you have bison eating the grass on federal land... Cry me a river.
 
2014-01-26 12:36:53 PM  
meanwhile...blm goes out and gets wild horses killed.

/cue the debbie downer
 
2014-01-26 01:16:38 PM  
Holy crap what a small world! I saw all of you guys last summer.
 
2014-01-26 02:01:17 PM  

cryinoutloud: Matrix Flavored Wasabi: OnlyM3: National Parks idiots are anti-vac'ers? Sounds about right.
wat.

"National parks idiots" LOL. He doesn't even know who he's trolling about. The people who run the place? The rangers who work there? The visitors? "Select all"?

Pretty lame even for Sunday morning.

minoridiot: Idiots.  Bang's is serious stuff, and even the USDA has said the Yellowstone heard cattle ranchers who insist on keeping grazing leases right up next to the park boundary, even though they know that the bison move into those areas regularly, are a problem.

Try moving your farking cows. Many ranchers already have. Yellowstone is unique, attracts millions of people every year, puts millions and millions of dollars into the local economies, and one of the major attractions is the wildlife.

You're a guy raising 300 cattle on government-leased land. Don't like the bison? Then go buy your own ranch, far away from any of that nasty wildlife. And don't be calling on the government to come help you kill coyotes and foxes and wolves and prairie dogs either. You don't need the government's help. You're a rancher The last of the rugged individualists.

And one more thing:.
In an environmental impact statement, the National Park Service concluded that "the implementation of remote vaccination at this time would not substantially suppress brucellosis in Yellowstone bison and could have unintended adverse effects to the bison population."

The vaccine doesn't work very well.


And how would you know the bison you just vaccinated hasn't already been vaccinated?
 
2014-01-26 03:07:08 PM  

WTFDYW: cryinoutloud: Matrix Flavored Wasabi: OnlyM3: National Parks idiots are anti-vac'ers? Sounds about right.
wat.

"National parks idiots" LOL. He doesn't even know who he's trolling about. The people who run the place? The rangers who work there? The visitors? "Select all"?

Pretty lame even for Sunday morning.

minoridiot: Idiots.  Bang's is serious stuff, and even the USDA has said the Yellowstone heard cattle ranchers who insist on keeping grazing leases right up next to the park boundary, even though they know that the bison move into those areas regularly, are a problem.

Try moving your farking cows. Many ranchers already have. Yellowstone is unique, attracts millions of people every year, puts millions and millions of dollars into the local economies, and one of the major attractions is the wildlife.

You're a guy raising 300 cattle on government-leased land. Don't like the bison? Then go buy your own ranch, far away from any of that nasty wildlife. And don't be calling on the government to come help you kill coyotes and foxes and wolves and prairie dogs either. You don't need the government's help. You're a rancher The last of the rugged individualists.

And one more thing:.
In an environmental impact statement, the National Park Service concluded that "the implementation of remote vaccination at this time would not substantially suppress brucellosis in Yellowstone bison and could have unintended adverse effects to the bison population."

The vaccine doesn't work very well.

And how would you know the bison you just vaccinated hasn't already been vaccinated?


By the angry red welt on its side and it's even angrier attitude when you get too close.
 
2014-01-26 07:03:03 PM  

Road Rash: WTFDYW: cryinoutloud: Matrix Flavored Wasabi: OnlyM3: National Parks idiots are anti-vac'ers? Sounds about right.
wat.

"National parks idiots" LOL. He doesn't even know who he's trolling about. The people who run the place? The rangers who work there? The visitors? "Select all"?

Pretty lame even for Sunday morning.

minoridiot: Idiots.  Bang's is serious stuff, and even the USDA has said the Yellowstone heard cattle ranchers who insist on keeping grazing leases right up next to the park boundary, even though they know that the bison move into those areas regularly, are a problem.

Try moving your farking cows. Many ranchers already have. Yellowstone is unique, attracts millions of people every year, puts millions and millions of dollars into the local economies, and one of the major attractions is the wildlife.

You're a guy raising 300 cattle on government-leased land. Don't like the bison? Then go buy your own ranch, far away from any of that nasty wildlife. And don't be calling on the government to come help you kill coyotes and foxes and wolves and prairie dogs either. You don't need the government's help. You're a rancher The last of the rugged individualists.

And one more thing:.
In an environmental impact statement, the National Park Service concluded that "the implementation of remote vaccination at this time would not substantially suppress brucellosis in Yellowstone bison and could have unintended adverse effects to the bison population."

The vaccine doesn't work very well.

And how would you know the bison you just vaccinated hasn't already been vaccinated?

By the angry red welt on its side and it's even angrier attitude when you get too close.


I would think it would walk with a limp after getting a shot in the rump. I know I do.
 
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