samedi 22 octobre 2016
LA MIGRATION DES BISONS DU YELLOWSTONJE A COMMENCE.. SUPER
SOURCE ET SUITE
ILS ARRIVERONT DANS LEUR ZONE PROTEGEE DU MONTANA!! YOUPI!!
MAIS DEJA LES CHASSEURS ARRIVENT !!!! A L' AFFUT COMME TOUJOURS BANDE D' ORDURES!!
ESPERONT QUE LES VIGILES QUI OEUVRENT POUR LEUR PROTECTION GAGNERONT LE COMBAT!!
For the third straight October, wild buffalo families are already beginning to migrate from Yellowstone into Montana. Until these recent years, it was extremely rare for the matriarch-led family groups to leave the park so early. They have traveled many miles to their new year-round habitat on Horse Butte, causing BFC and local residents to both celebrate and become increasingly vigilant, watching out for threats. As we feared, within a day of the buffalo being spotted, hunters arrived. Luckily, the buffalo are currently safe on lands where hunting is not allowed, and they have many people looking out for them. But the hunters and game wardens are watching closely, too, possibly being tipped off by the local Montana Department of Livestock agent and the state-run “buffalo hunt hotline.” Fair doesn’t even come into play and the buffalo don’t stand a chance with so much stacked against them, including hunters racing against Yellowstone’s buffalo trap which the Park Service intends to open earlier this year.
As we stand on the edge of another season, when many hundreds of buffalo will likely either be gunned down or captured and sent to slaughter, we would like to re-awaken the concept and practice of The Honorable Harvest, and remember our responsibility to other beings on this Earth. One example is from the tribes of the Pacific Northwest. When the salmon were about to return from the ocean to the rivers of their birth the people would light beacon fires on the headlands to help them find their way. As these elders swam from ocean to rivers, the people would sing them welcoming songs in gratitude for their return. They would also watch as the fish swam by, refraining from taking a single one for at least four days. This ensured that the salmon would be able to complete their journey to lay and fertilize the eggs who would later return to the ocean, completing the cycle. After this life-giving task was completed, the elder fish would die, their life spent and it’s purpose nearly complete. Those bodies of the dead fish who made it so far up river were also feeding the forest from the bellies of grizzly bears, the people, ravens, eagles, wolves, and others who consume their flesh. The forest in turn offered shade to the life-giving waters, offering life to the fish, who offers life to the people, who would offer life back to the salmon.