Victory for Wild Bison in Montana!

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Bison, © Walter Novak

In a decision that the uninitiated would argue is a painful exercise in stating the obvious, a Montana court determined that the wild bison of Yellowstone, an animal that has roamed the continent for millennia, are indeed wild animals. Although this seems a common-sense verdict, the legal distinction is of great value to the future of efforts by Defenders of Wildlife and other conservation organizations to continue to restore bison to their native habitat on the Montana plains.

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