From the Field
wild bison of Yellowstone continue their rut and it
is such an amazing event to watch. One can't help but
notice the similarities between our culture and that
of the buffalo. The whole herd is active and excited.
The rut will bring new family members next Spring.
folks who experience Spring with these buffalo, we at
BFC have mixed emotions. Mostly joy and encouragement,
for we know the buffalo are strong survivors. Yet we
are saddened at the same time because we know many of
the babies will not make it as the DOL will surely haze
them to exhaustion and death or capture and slaughter
the pregnant moms before they have a chance to be born.
mention this only to strengthen our resolve: as an extension
of the buffalo family, it is our duty to continue to
apply pressure on the agencies and officials responsible
for the brutality enacted against these last wild bison.
We must keep ourselves informed and keep the pressure
on, united. The buffalo WILL SURVIVE! Please contact
us to find out how you can help.
Monday Yellowstone National Park (YNP) celebrates the
100th anniversary of the Roosevelt Arch. Government
officials will be in Gardiner, located at Yellowstone's
North entrance, to mark the event. The Buffalo Field
Campaign will also be there to show our support for
the last wild bison and all the great mammals and animals
that live in Yellowstone and the national forest lands
surrounding it. Please join us at the Arch House, opposite
the Roosevelt Arch, at 8 am on Monday, August 25, 2003
and let us celebrate the real reason Yellowsotne is
such a special and majestic place...the bison, the grizzly,
the wolf, the elk, the bald eagle, the sandhill crane,
the red tailed hawk...the list goes on and on. Let us
bring our voices together and let our officials hear
our call of the wild!
Summer Campaign Coordinator
West and East Coast Roadshow Updates
to everyone who is helping to make our informational
roadshows such a great success. Thanks to you we are
able to connect with existing supporters and make new
buffalo friends from coast to coast. The Colorado and
Arizona leg of our tour wrapped up on Tuesday and we
hit the coast last night with our first California show,
in San Diego. We'll be tabling at farmers markets in
Long Beach, Santa Barbara, and Santa Monica today, Saturday,
and Sunday, and will be giving a show Monday at noon
in the Patagonia store in Ventura. Please come out and
show your support!
East Coast supporters have been helping to organize
an exciting road show that will kick off at the Patagonia
store in Georgetown on October 1 at 7pm. Thanks to everyone
who has been calling and emailing to bring the buffalo's
message to communities from West Virginia to Vermont.
It is shaping up to be a very busy and exciting fall.
a full schedule of West Coast shows and for a schedule-in-progress
of our Eastern presentations, please reply to this email
you for so much support!
stare at me.
breaks my heart to see you suffer,
don't just suffer your pain,
suffer the pain of those who care.
want to save you, I love you.
are my inspiration, my whole life,
number one animal.
heart and soul will stay with you forever,
you run free among us, among the world.
feel your suffering,
eyes tell stories of the ancestors
how they ran free,
experienced your suffering.
make everything more beautiful.
spirit makes everything grow,
time you take a step.
of Nature depends on you,
spirit keeps it all alive,
you stare into my eyes.
make everything seem alright with your beauty.
power in your spirit touches the world.
are the last forever free-ranging bison in the world.
my heart and soul stay with you.
Bennett, Seattle Washington
10, grade 4