A Night for the Wild Buffalo
Come welcome the Buffalo Field Campaign Road Show
to the Bay Area!
Friday, Sept. 30, 7 pm
Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar at Bonita in Berkeley.
This very special event featuresstorytelling and video straight from the field, from the land of the buffalo with Buffalo Field Campaign co-founder Mike Mease, along with Native Music from Mignon Geli and Karaj.
Info at 510-548-3113 or gro.evreserpsretawdaehnull@hcab.
The event is wheelchair accessible. Donations at the door; no one turned away for lack of funds.
The Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC) is the only group working in the field, every day, to stop the slaughter and harassment of the last wild buffalo.
Ironically, in 2016, the U.S. Congress and President Obama designated the bison as America’s National Mammal. Yet they are still shot and hazed even though the Yellowstone bison are the only continuously wild, genetically intact bison in the country. Yellowstone National Park is the only place in America where wild bison have always existed. Despite their singularity and their National Mammal status, wild bison are imperiled by the politics of Montana’s livestock industry. Currently numbering less than 5,000 individuals, Yellowstone bison are hazed, shot, or slaughtered when they attempt to follow their migratory instincts toward Montana.
Founded in 1997, the group uses video documentation, non-violent direct action, education and lobbying to change archaic laws targeting buffalo. Volunteers from around the world spend every day, from sunrise to sunset, monitoring and documenting threats to the buffalo, running patrols on skis, snowshoes and cars to defend buffalo on their traditional winter habitat and advocate for their protection.
Our speaker and story-teller, Mike Mease, co-founded the organization with Rosalie LittleThurnder and has been with BFC for two decades.
Sponsored by Earth First!, the Social Justice Committee of the Berkeley Unitarian Fellowship and Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters