Slaughter of Yellowstone bison continues
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Nearly 200 bison from Yellowstone National Park have been sent to slaughter this week, according to news accounts.

Montana livestock officials are allowed to kill the animals when they wander out of the park. The state's cattle industry fears the transmission of a deadly cattle disease.

This week's roundup is the first large-scale in several years. The bison in the park are the descendants of a small group that survived massive extermination at the turn of the 19th century.

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More bison sent to slaughter; 6 shot in Columbus (The Billings Gazette 3/7)
Fears of infection prompt roundup of 200 park bison (The Denver Post 3/7)

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