In Montana, a battle is raging over the fate of the last genetically pure, continuously wild Bison herd in North America. Yellowstone National Park, an area that once had tens of thousands of Bison, now only has around 3000 roaming in the area. Due to a disease called Brucellosis that was originally transmitted to the bison from european cattle, the Montana Department of Livestock and other government agencies have engaged in a controversial operation to keep cattle and bison apart. Every year, the state of Montana spends several million dollars hazing and slaughtering the bison to keep them contained in the national park and to ensure they do not come in contact with cattle that graze on public lands.   What has ensued in the town of West Yellowstone is a highly emotional and political battle between an enviromental group called the Buffalo Field Campaign, government agencies and powerful cattle ranching families that have been in the area for generations. 
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 In Montana, a battle is raging over the fate of the last genetically pure, continuously wild Bison herd in North America. Yellowstone National Park, an area that once had tens of thousands of Bison, now only has around 3000 roaming in the area. Due to a disease called Brucellosis that was originally transmitted to the bison from european cattle, the Montana Department of Livestock and other government agencies have engaged in a controversial operation to keep cattle and bison apart. Every year, the state of Montana spends several million dollars hazing and slaughtering the bison to keep them contained in the national park and to ensure they do not come in contact with cattle that graze on public lands.   What has ensued in the town of West Yellowstone is a highly emotional and political battle between an enviromental group called the Buffalo Field Campaign, government agencies and powerful cattle ranching families that have been in the area for generations. 
In Montana, a battle is raging over the fate of the last genetically pure, continuously wild Bison herd in North America. Yellowstone National Park, an area that once had tens of thousands of Bison, now only has around 3000 roaming in the area. Due to a disease called Brucellosis that was originally transmitted to the bison from european cattle, the Montana Department of Livestock and other government agencies have engaged in a controversial operation to keep cattle and bison apart. Every year, the state of Montana spends several million dollars hazing and slaughtering the bison to keep them contained in the national park and to ensure they do not come in contact with cattle that graze on public lands. What has ensued in the town of West Yellowstone is a highly emotional and political battle between an enviromental group called the Buffalo Field Campaign, government agencies and powerful cattle ranching families that have been in the area for generations. 
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