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Study of Disease Risk Suggests Ways to Avoid Slaughter of Yellowstone Bison


January 12, 2009

herd of Bison Last winter, government agencies killed one third of Yellowstone National Park's bison herd due to concerns about the possible spread of a livestock disease to cattle that graze in areas around the park. However, such drastic measures may be unnecessary, according to researchers who have assessed the risk of disease transmission from Yellowstone bison to cattle. Full Story

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