(WILDLIFE) In the vast grasslands of Montana, free-roaming wild bison are back at the center of a new debate as they compete with cattle for space in the rangeland. Because cattle now consume and dominate the grasses that bison originally lived off of, environmentalists and Indian tribes have been working at a political level to restore the bison to portions of their former home. However, legislators who represent livestock-growing regions have attempted to block the restoration plan through inhumane bills such as one proposed by Republican State Senator John Brenden, which would allow landowners to shoot wandering bison, prevent the transfer of the animals anywhere in the state, and create a new bison hunting season. Read the article below and discover important details in the debate between preserving the ancestral land of the bison and, in what Senator John Brenden believes to be, “bringing back the dinosaurs” to Montana. — Global Animal
Workers with the Interagency Bison Management Plan in 2010 herded bison that had wandered astray back within the confines of Yellowstone National Park. Photo Credit: Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times
Workers with the Interagency Bison Management Plan in 2010 herded bison that had wandered astray back within the confines of Yellowstone National Park. Photo Credit: Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times

Read the New York Times article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/02/us/efforts-to-restore-bison-on-the-montana-range-resisted.html?pagewanted=2&_r=0&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

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