Bison-slaughter protester blocks road near park

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 6, 2014 at 3:11 p.m.



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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Park rangers have arrested a man who chained himself to a cement-filled drum to protest the slaughter of bison from Yellowstone National Park.

Twenty-year-old Comfrey Jacobs was arrested Thursday morning and charged with disorderly conduct, breaking the closed area around the park's bison capture facility and interfering with government operations.

Jacobs chained himself to the 50-gallon drum and blocked the road to the Stephens Creek corrals just outside of the park. The Buffalo Field Campaign advocacy group says Jacobs was attempting to stop the shipment of bison to slaughter.

Park officials looking to reduce the bison population in Yellowstone hold the animals in the corrals. Spokesman Al Nash says 216 bison have been transferred from the park, including roughly 30 for an experimental contraception program and the rest for slaughter.

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