National Call-in Day to MONTANA STATE VET, MARTY ZALUSKI

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Feb 19, 2008, 11:49:40 AM2/19/08
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Tuesday, February 19, 2008
NATIONAL CALL-IN DAY to Montana State Vet, Marty Zaluski
* 406-444-0782

Dear Buffalo Friends,

More than 100 wild buffalo were captured Monday by Yellowstone
officials, who continue to spill the blood of America's last wild
buffalo. This brings the total capture to 269, and all will be shipped
to slaughter. On Friday Yellowstone sent another 17 buffalo to slaughter.

Today, on our third day of National Call-ins during the Week of Action,
we target Montana's State Vet, Marty Zaluski. While Yellowstone
National Park is doing the killing now, it is Zaluski who is influencing
these decisions and ultimately makes the call against wild buffalo that
migrate into Montana. Soon their sights will turn to the Park's western
boundary, where they are preparing the Duck Creek bison trap and plan to
erect the Horse Butte trap. Montana's zero-tolerance policy against the
bison must end. Talking points are provided below.

HELP STOP THE SLAUGHTER NOW! Don't let Montana's cattle industry
dictate the future of native wild buffalo. The last wild buffalo are
our national treasures, a keystone species important to all of North
America.

/Montana State Vet, Marty Zaluski - 406-444-0782/ *
*
The goal is to make the phones ring off the hook, but for those out of
the country, you can send an email to mzal...@montana.gov.

* TALKING POINTS FOR CALLING Montana State Vet, Marty Zaluski

1. There has never been a documented case of wild bison transmitting the
livestock disease brucellosis to cattle
2. The risk of such a transmission is extremely remote. There are no
cattle on public or private lands adjacent to the west boundary of
Yellowstone National Park at the times of year when bison are outside
the park and the bacteria can't persist in the environment for more than
a few days in the spring. Thus, there is absolutely no reason for
Montana's violent intolerance for wild bison.

3. If the Church Universal and Triumphant insists on keeping cattle
within the bison migration corridor on the north side of the Park, they
should be required to employ double fencing to ensure that their cattle
don't come in contact with wild bison.

4. Horse Butte is 100% cattle-free at all times of the year, and the
buffalo should be allowed year-round access to this critical habitat.

5. These are the NATION'S last wild bison, not Montana's to slaughter at
will.
6. Cattle are the manageable element and any effort to reduce the
already low risk of brucellosis transmission should be focused upon them.

YELLOWSTONE CONTINUES TO CAPTURE AND KILL BUFFALO, so please don't stop
calling Yellowstone Superintendent Suzanne Lewis. Regardless of what
they tell you, her agency is not beholden to the plan that is killing
buffalo. They can refuse to participate and instead defend wild
buffalo. They have a choice, and right now they are choosing to ignore
their mandate, as well as the will of the American people, and instead
insist on killing the wild buffalo the nation has entrusted them with.
If the people who answer the phones tell you they are just doing their
jobs, please remind them that they have a choice and that their jobs do
not oblige them to support illegal and immoral actions.
Suzanne Lewis: 307-344-2002

THANK YOU FOR TAKING ACTION FOR THE BUFFALO!
For more information about the Week of Action, including the schedule
for national call-in days and information about writing letters to the
editor of your local, regional and national media, please visit
http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/actnow/weekofaction08.html

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406-646-0070
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Feb 20, 2008, 2:55:35 AM2/20/08
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Wednesday, February 20, 2008
NATIONAL CALL-IN DAY to Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne
* 202-208-3100

Dear Buffalo Friends,

Yellowstone National Park sent 31 more wild American buffalo to
slaughter this morning, bringing the total capture since February 8 to
275. All will be killed and 175 have all ready been sent to
slaughter.

Thanks for all of your calls to Montana State Vet Marty Zaluski on
Tuesday. How convenient he is on vacation this week. He will hear
from us all again, rest assured. Seems all the decision-makers we
have called so far have been trying to avoid their role in the
slaughter of the buffalo. It's outrageous how they've made themselves
unavailable to the public they serve and are funded by. They can't
run from the truth, and together we will keep the pressure on.

Today is our fourth day of National Call-ins for the Week of Action.
Wednesday's target is Secretary of Interior, Dirk Kempthorne. The
National Park Service and Yellowstone National Park are agencies
within the Department of Interior. Ironically, the National Park
Service and the Department of Interior use a buffalo on their symbol.
Perhaps they should change it to a domestic cow, since that seems to
be all they care about.

HELP STOP THE SLAUGHTER NOW! Don't let Montana's cattle industry
dictate the future of native wild buffalo. The last wild buffalo are
our national treasures, a keystone species important to all of North
America.

Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne -
202-208-3100
The goal is to make the phones ring off the hook! For those out of
the country, you can try to send an email through their web comment
form http://www.doi.gov/contact.html.

* TALKING POINTS FOR CALLING Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne

1. Stop the Slaughter NOW!
2. The last wild bison in the U.S., a national treasure, are in your
care. You are responsible for protecting America's national heritage,
not defending the economic interests of Montana's cattle industry
3. Stop killing/harassing/quarantining America's last wild buffalo.
4. Pull Yellowstone National Park out of the Interagency Bison
Management Plan now - take proactive steps to secure funding for bison
habitat such as winter range and calving grounds on the Gallatin
National Forest.
5. Make Yellowstone release all buffalo currently being held in the
Stephen's Creek trap and dismantle the trap now!

DON'T STOP CALLING YELLOWSTONE! THE PARK CONTINUES TO CAPTURE AND
KILL BUFFALO, so please keep calling Yellowstone Superintendent
Suzanne Lewis. 307-344-2002. Regardless of what they tell you, her
agency is not beholden to the plan that is killing buffalo. It is not
set in stone and the Park can refuse to participate and do the right
thing: defend wild buffalo. They have a choice, and right now they

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Feb 20, 2008, 5:24:55 PM2/20/08
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Buffalo Friends,

Thank you all so much for participating in this series of National
Call-in Days! We are making phones ring off the hook! And we promise
that after this week we will not be sending so many emails - thanks
for your patience.

It seems that the 202-208-3100 number is giving folks a bit of a
runaround. Many apologies for that. Below are two other numbers that
will get you through to Kempthorne's office, as well as his
Communications Office:

Kempthorne's Office: 202-208-7351
Communication's Office: 202-208-6416

Kempthorne's office is going to tell you that they have to transfer
you to the National Park Service. Tell them you have already called
the Park Service, that Kempthorne is in charge of this agency, and
they are not responding. Insist that the person talking to you take
your message to Secretary Kempthorne.

Thanks for being a friend to the last wild population of American
buffalo!

Roam Free,
~Stephany

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Feb 21, 2008, 4:35:14 AM2/21/08
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Thursday, February 21, 2008
NATIONAL CALL-IN DAY to Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer
* 406-444-3111

Dear Buffalo Friends,

Yellowstone National Park sent 55 more wild American buffalo to
slaughter this morning and captured another 15. Since February 8,
bowing to pressure from Montana's livestock industry, the Park Service
has captured 290 wild American buffalo and sent 230 to slaughter so
far.

Thanks for all of your calls to Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne.
Too bad his office - like all the other agencies - tried to avoid us
and pass the buck. It's up to us to keep the pressure on and hold them
accountable for their actions.

Today is our fifth and final day of National Call-ins for the Week of
Action. Thursday's target is Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer. When
he campaigned for governor, he promised "more tolerance" for wild
buffalo, yet so far his version of "tolerance" has included a so-
called hunt and continued hazing, capture, slaughter, and
quarantine.

HELP STOP THE SLAUGHTER NOW! Don't let Montana or its cattle
interests dictate the future of native wild buffalo. The last wild
buffalo are our national treasures, a keystone species important to
all of North America.

Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer -
406-444-3111
The goal is to make the phones ring off the hook! For those out of
the country, you can send an email to briansc...@mt.gov

* TALKING POINTS FOR CALLING Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer

1. The cattle industry did not put you in office and America's last
wild bison are not Montana's to destroy; they are a national treasure.
2. Montana holds the key to restoring wild bison and must open all
public lands to them year-round.
3. Yellowstone's Gateway communities bring in millions from wildlife-
related activities: $250+ million to park towns; $86 million in
wildlife viewing; $28 million in hunting
4. Cattle-based risk management is the key to protecting Montana's
brucellosis-free status and the health and viability of our native
wildlife. Fences and vaccinations are for cattle, not wild bison.
5. Pull out of the Interagency Bison Management Plan, turn bison
management authority over to the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife
& Parks, and divest the Montana Department of Livestock of all wild
bison-related activities.
6. Tell Governor Schweitzer to support efforts to make Horse Butte a
buffalo reserve; Horse Butte is now 100% cattle-free year round, so
there's no excuse to harm buffalo there!


DON'T STOP CALLING YELLOWSTONE! THE PARK CONTINUES TO CAPTURE AND
KILL BUFFALO, so please keep calling Yellowstone Superintendent
Suzanne Lewis. 307-344-2002. Regardless of what her office tells
you, the Park Service is not beholden to the plan that is killing
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