Betreff: *Special Message from BFC
Von: Buffalo Field Campaign
Datum: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 13:44:50 -0600
An: "Stop the Slaughter"

Special Message from the Buffalo Field Campaign

* Ceremony for the Buffalo this Saturday, April 30
* Support Our Work to Protect the Buffalo
* BFC Featured in Sunday Billings Gazette
* View Exclusive Footage of the 17 Buffalo in Quarantine

* Ceremony for the Buffalo this Saturday, April 30

This Saturday, April 30, we will gather here in West Yellowstone and throughout the world in prayer for the Yellowstone buffalo.  Clem, a supporter from the West Coast, has generously arranged to pay for flights for he and Keith, a Dakota Sioux and Ojibway medicine man who will lead our volunteers in ceremony for the buffalo.  We have been busy gathering the items necessary for the ceremony and are looking forward to the weekend.

If you live in the area and would like to join us, please contact us for more information.  If you live afar and would like to gather with friends and others who care about the buffalo, please join us in prayer late Saturday afternoon.

* Support Our Work to Protect the Buffalo

While many environmental groups operate out of offices so fancy you'd think you were in the board room of a for-profit corporation and many of these large groups pay salaries fit for corporate CEO's with money raised to "protect" species and ecosystems their staffs never actually see or experience firsthand, things with us are quite different.

We are a grassroots group in a true sense of the word.  Our work is a direct expression of the thousands of supporters throughout Montana, across the county, and around the world who care enough about the future of the buffalo to contribute ideas, visions, skills, equipment, and money to support and promote efforts to build lasting protection for the Yellowstone herd.

While in recent years we have offered small stipends to a few dedicated volunteers who have dedicated years of their lives to protecting the wild buffalo of Yellowstone, the bulk of BFC's work is carried out by volunteers working 80+ hour weeks in extreme conditions for no pay other than the satisfaction of knowing that their lives and their beliefs are aligned.

The Buffalo Field Campaign doesn't sell out.  We don't compromise or tone down our message to appease the forces bent on destroying the last vestige of wildness left in the world.  Enough is enough and we're not afraid to say so.  We know our communications are not always uplifting as we are in the trenches reporting the truth of what is happening to the buffalo and their habitat.

Because a growing number of large environmental groups have jumped on the buffalo bandwagon and started producing fancy glossy mailings and grant proposals touting their "work" on behalf of the buffalo, we have found it increasingly difficult to raise funds to keep our volunteers in the field and our coordinators engaged in the crucial media and policy work that will ultimately stop the slaughter.

Fortunately we are not entirely dependent on large foundations and have always received the majority of our funding through individual contributions from the people who truly care for the buffalo and want to see them survive into the future.  If you have never supported our work, or if it's been a while since you've contributed, please do so now.  We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and your donations will be tax-deductible.

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Buffalo Field Campaign
PO Box 957
West Yellowstone, MT 59758

* BFC Featured in Sunday Billings Gazette

For those of you who missed the feature story on the Buffalo Field Campaign in the Bozeman Chronicle in early April, the piece was picked up by the Associated Press and printed again in yesterday's Billings Gazette.  You can read it in its entirety by clicking the link below:

* Where buffalo roam: Activists make a stand for Yellowstone bison

* This is What Quarantine Looks Like: Exclusive BFC Footage

Visit our home page to view the latest video of the Yellowstone herd. "This is what Quarantine Looks Like: the Wild Buffalo of Yellowstone National Park."  17 Buffalo are currently being held in captivity by the State of Montana near Gardiner as part of the state's "Quarantine Feasibility Study."  We shot this footage on 4/22/05.

Buffalo Field Campaign
P.O. Box 957
West Yellowstone, MT  59758

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