Bison protesters plead guilty
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Three of four women arrested while protesting bison policies of the state of Montana have pleaded guilty.

The women were sentenced to six months and 10 days for chaining themselves together at the Montana Department of Livestock and refusing to leave. They oppose a federal-state plan that allows Montana officials to kill bison that wander out of Yellowstone National Park.

The fourth woman is going to trial. She faces the same sentence.

The protesters are members of a group which is part of a challenge to the bison policy. A federal judge has ordered mediation to see if the activists can gain access to records related to the plan.

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Judge orders negotations in bison records spat (AP 5/9)
3 bison plan protesters plead guilty (AP 5/9)

Relevant Links:
Yellowstone National Park -
Honor the Earth -
The Inter-Tribal Bison Cooperative -
Montana Department of Livestock -

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