Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Breaking News From The Buffalo Field Campaign
At 1:45 PM May 14, 2012, U.S. District Court Judge Charles C. Lovell issued a Temporary Restraining Order upon the Interagency Bison Management Plan agencies "from conducting further bison helicopter hazing operations in the targeted Hebgen Basin area pending further order of this Court." Attorney Rebecca K. Smith presented arguments in today's hearing on behalf of the Alliance for the Wild Rockies to prohibit the use of Dept. of Livestock helicopters in threatened grizzly bear habitat to forcefully remove bison that have migrated into Hebgen Basin for the calving season. Judge Charles C. Lovell's order is in effect for 14 days and can be renewed for an additional 14 days upon showing cause. Buffalo Field Campaign provided expert assistance, video and photo documentation of grizzly bear activity and disturbances by the livestock agency's helicopters, evidence which weighed heavily in today's hearing and in Judge Lovell's order.
U.S. District Court Judge Charles C. Lovell ORDER, May 14, 2012. (PDF 73k)
Congratulations to Mike, Rebecca, Stephany and all those who made this important restraining order possible.
Great work as always! Let the Buffalo Roam Free!