Tribal members protest killings of Yellowstone bison in Montana

Bison in Yellowstone National Park. Photo from Daniel Mayer / Wikipedia

About 50 tribal members held a protest at the Montana State Capitol on Tuesday to object to the killing of bison from Yellowstone National Park.

The state allows hunters to kill bison that wander out of the park. Protesters called on lawmakers to change the policy, citing the spiritual and cultural importance of the animal to tribes.

"This is a new beginning to protect the bison and other wildlife in Indian country," James St. Goddard, a member of the Blackfeet Nation who led the rally, told Reuters.

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