Trapping and slaughter of hundreds of Yellowstone bison begins
Yellowstone National Park officials started trapping bison Monday as part of an annual effort to kill hundreds of the area's iconic animals through hunting or shipment to slaughterhouses.
Government agencies aim to drive down the bison population by as many as 900 this year to reduce the mammals' centuries-old migration beyond the park's boundaries and into Montana, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported.
A plan calls for eventually culling bison in the park from about 5,000 down to 3,000.
Efforts to winnow the bison's migration came after fears from Montana ranchers and landowners that the... read more