Phantasm Hero And Horror Hostess
Fight for Yellowstone Buffalo
Reggie Bannister - Hero of classic horror franchise, Phantasm, is a strong advocate of animal rights and Native American issues.    Gigi Fast Elk (Vampi)  is of Comanche/Sioux Heritage.
Here's a kicker!
This real-life horror is worse than ANY Phantasm or
Nightmare WE could come up with!
It's enough to frighten even the Tall Man himself.



Messages from a glance...
The mirrors of my soul,
The messages of the deep pool of souls
The spirits laugh, the spirit cry.

Am I hearing you with my heart?
Am I seeing you with my mind?
Do I sing from the "debts" of my soul!

Who pays the common dollar, to the uncommon known,?
What price do we pay for the use of common cents?
My mirrors are dark, to absorb all that light, all that jazz.
The pains of the heart strings tighten with every song I sing!

The "muse-zoc", the intensity, the key, the unlocked box,
The music, the bliss, the laughter, the mox in the fox.
All the wayside,the reflections of forgotten tomorrow's stem
In the remembering.

Stop the cries, stop the blood from running.
Walk to the terrace and drop the sunglasses
To the real entrance to my soul!

Messages from glance, all just messages, messages, messages
"A many more miles before I sleep". So don't say baaaaaa, I'm not a sheep!

These are the answers from my sleep.
A picture can say a thousand words,
But the eyes never speak or whispers
The lies of my pain or my joy released!

Impressions of my picture or if you could only hear
Me when my eyes sing.

 




(Buffalo graphics courtesy of Buffalo Nations homepage.)
Courtesy Buffalo Field Campaign www.wildrockies.org
 
We've been in this fight since Winter of 1996.

We've offered testimony and written letters, made calls, and talked directly to (then) Governor Marc Raciot and his aids on the absolute necessity of protecting the Yellowstone Buffalo - last oroginal heard - from commercial slaughter... We've not been very successful.

CLICK HERE 
for PETA's latest official paper.
 
The Bison of Yellowstone park in Wyoming are starving and are in danger of being eliminated entirely through slaughtering by the Montana Department of Livestock. Their search for food each Winter takes them onto private land, and Montana Rangers are killing them to allegedly stop the spread of disease.
Even more horrible is the fact that the animals are being shot by the MDOL rangers when they come off park land to eat.
 
The Bison of Yellowstone National Park are the starving victims of budget cuts, exploited resources, and forgotten promises to protect our natural and animal resources on federal land. The YNP Bison, a sacred living religious symbol to all Native American Indian Nations, are the last wild bison in this country. Their quest for survival in the harshest Winter in decades, has taken them from the sanctuary of federally protected land, onto private land bordering the park in Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. Natural barriers in Idaho and Wyoming have prevented much migration. In Montana's quest for the all mighty dollar, however, snowmobile trails were cleared to maximize Winter tourism. With the last natural barrier in Montana removed, Bison left the park in search of food only to be shot or penned, transported in cattle cars, slaughtered and auctioned by the Montana Department of Livestock.
 
This atrocious act was allowed under the watchful eye of the Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) who has bullied Montana cattle growers with the threat of quarantine. Cattle, allowed to graze on federal land under land lease grants, transmitted Brucellosis (brucella abortus) which is purported to cause abortions in cattle. Amazingly, there is NOT EVEN ONE documented case of bison passing the disease back to cattle.
At the beginning of the 1996-97 Winter, the original herd numbered approximately 3300. As of May 1st, only 625 remain. The threat of inbreeding and continued starvation is at hand. The killing continues.
 
On May 1st, 1997, Governor Marc Racicot signed a bill (Montana HB547) which allows Montana's Department of Livestock to commercially slaughter and sell the remaining Yellowstone bison to "defray the costs (of the past winter) for the penning, tagging, and slaughter" of our Yellowstone bison. This establishes a dangerous precedent which threatens ALL National Park animal resources in ALL states!
ARE YOU TICKED OFF YET? YOU CAN HELP!
 
You can add your voice to ours. Do it because you wanna preserve Native American culture by saving the last living icon for our Nations. Do it because you love animals and think Ofelia the President's cow should get involved! Do it because you're tired of government officials thinking they are above the law and the will of the people. Do it because you like to bug government officials. Do it to show how sheer numbers can bring them down. Do it so that we'll stop nagging you. But, DO it. The time is NOW!

THE BUSH FAMILY

     
 

Photos courtesy of
Meghan Fay and Mike Mease, Cold Mountain, Cold Rivers.
All rights reserved.
 
 
Photos by Meghan Fay and Mike Mease, Cold Mountain, Cold Rivers. All rights reserved.
Heads and hides offered at auction of slaughtered Yellowstone Buffalo.
These were from an auction 
SIX (6) MONTHS prior to it being legal for Montana to do so.
Photos by Meghan Fay and Mike Mease, Cold Mountain, Cold Rivers. All rights reserved.
Monies received from the illegal commercial slaughter and auction held by Montana went directly to the Montana Department of Livestock.
Photos by Meghan Fay and Mike Mease, Cold Mountain, Cold Rivers. All rights reserved.
"When the buffalo stands on one leg,
it will be the sign of the Buffalo Nation's extinction, and the end of all Native Peoples." (unknown author)
 
Amazingly, there is NOT EVEN ONE documented case of the bison
passing a disease that officials fear causes spontaneous abortion in cows (Brucellosis).
In fact, it has never even been proven that the disease is transmittable
from buffalo to cow in the wilds.
 
In the winter of 1996-97,
there were 3300 Buffalo on Yellowstone. By spring, there were only 600.
Bison have been senselessly slaughtered and disrespectfully - unceremoniously - auctioned.
Some biologists fear that the nation's last free ranging bison population--
a remnant of the original 60,000,000 annihilated by hunters in the 19th century -
will be annihilated in a matter of months.  The slaughter continues.
 
 
PLEASE HELP!
 
PLACES OF INFORMATION:
 
MIRACLE:
The Heider's home page - home to Miracle.
WILD ROCKIES ORG.
The Yellowstone Buffalo champions.
BUFFALO NATIONS ORG.
Sister organization leading the fight.
These are the people who place themselves between Buffalo and guns. ah HO!
NAMING OF WAHOS'I "MESSENGER" 
By Chief Arvol Looking Horse
MIRACLE: 
A chronology of the life of the White Buffalo.
THE LEGEND
One version as it is told.
 
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Some of these pages offer meat, and especially Buffalo, for sale. The views of these pages do not reflect that of Reggie Bannister or Gigi "Fast Elk" Bannister (Vampi), but are provided as reliable sources of information.
 
Miracle is one of two White Buffalo born to this generation. White Buffalo are most sacred of all Buffalo to Native Americans and are a sign of Peace.
 
Please help stop this abomination..
Call and write:
Montana Governor Judy Martz, State Capitol, Helena, Mt. 59620
Phone: 406-444-3111
 
Also contact:
Montana State Veterinarian, MDOL, P.O Box 202001, Helena, Mt. 59620
Wyoming Gov. Jim Geringer, State Capitol, Cheyenne, Wy. 82002
Mr. John Tabot, WGFD, 5400 Bishop Blvd., Cheyenne, Wy. 82006
Thanks you for your consideration in this matter!!!!
 
 
Speak for those who have no voice,
by copy, pasting, and Emailing
the following message to your state senators:
 
 
SUBJECT: "Montana's threat to (enter your state) wildlife!"  

TEXT: "We, as (enter your state) and taxpaying voters, are the rightful owners of the National Parks and wildlife. The passing of Montana's of HB547 allowing the commercial sale of Yellowstone's wild bison by Montana's Department of Livestock, establishes a dangerous precedence and threatens ALL national parks and their natural and animal resources. WE DEMAND INTERVENTION AND PREVENTATIVE LEGISLATURE! Save the Yellowstone Bison - the last free roaming herd - from annihilation by Montana's Governor Judy Martz and Department of Livestock and we save our OWN parks and wildlife." 

 
Include your name, mailing address, city & state, and phone (optional)
to make your vote count. Most likely, you'll receive an auto response,
but your email DOES count!
 
 
California State Senate
 
 
ARE YOU "JUST A KID?"
Show them just how much KIDS count!
Make your parents help out. Take this message to school. Start a petition!
(If you don't know how, email Reggie or Gigi "Fast Elk" (Vampi) and we'll tell you!)
Start an EMAIL petition! Ask Fund for Animals for more information!!
Visit the other cool sites listed below!
Tell EVERYONE this is "totally whacked!"
Send us your email or mailing address and WE'LL tell them for you!
Do it before all the wild buffalo are totally gone!
 
Want to do MORE?
Join Reggie and Gigi Fast Elk in their crusade!
Email the following simple message to the big, bad Montana guys and
show them who's REALLY boss! Send one from yourself, your kids, your parents,
AND your pet! Put on the heat!
 
 
SUBJECT: Call for Moratorium and Repeal of HB547  

TEXT:  

"We, as taxpaying voters, are the rightful owners of the National Parks and wildlife. The passing of Montana's of HB547 allowing the commercial sale of Yellowstone's wild bison by Montana's Department of Livestock, establishes a dangerous precedence and threatens ALL national parks and their natural and animal resources.  

WE DEMAND INTERVENTION AND PREVENTATIVE LEGISLATURE! Save the Yellowstone Bison - the last free roaming herd - from annihilation by Montana's Governor Judy Martz and Department of Livestock and we save our OWN parks and wildlife." 

 
Send it to these BLACK HEARTS:
 
 
What kind of skull is that?  BUFFALO... Sacred to Numunuh (The People)
In a state that claims to "have more animals than people!"
What a message send the kiddies!
 
THE BLACK HATS:
 
#1 Montana Governor Judy Martz's office
Capitol Building
Helena, Montana 59620
Phone: (406)444-3111
Fax: (406)444-4151
(They removed their email.)
http://www.mt.gov/governor/governor.htm 
 
Animal Plant Health Inspection Service 
Terry Medley - Administrator
(The bully.) 
U.S. Department of Agriculture
12th & Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20250
Phone: (202)720-2511 or (202)720-3668
Fax: (202)720-3982
 
Secretary of Agriculture
Dan Glickman
(The fence sitter.) 
200 A Whitten Bldg
1400 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20250
Phone: (202)720-2166 or (202)720-363
 
Secretary for Department of Interior 
Bruce Babbit
(The Figurehead.) 
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20240
Phone: (202)208-7351
Fax: (202)208-6956
 
Yellowstone Superintendent
Mike Finley
(A silent one.)
PO Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
Phone: (307)344-2002
 
Forest Service, USDA
Mike Dombeck, Chief
12th & Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20250
Phone: (202)205-1760
 
National Park Service
Roger Kennedy, Director
PO Box 37127
Washington, DC 20013
Phone: (202)208-4621 or (202)482-6843
 
Montana Department of Livestock (DOL)
(The actual killers of the Buffalo.)
Animal Health Division
PO Box 202001
Helena, MT 59620-2001
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-523-3162
Phone: 406-444-2043
 
Dr. Arnold A. Gertonson, 
DOL Veterinarian
Phone: 406-444-2043
Fax: 406-444-1929
 
Montana Senator Max Baucus
E-Mail: max@baucus.senate.gov
 
Montana Senator Conrad Burns
E-Mail: conrad_burns@burns.senate.gov 
 
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
1420 E. Sixth Ave.
POBox 200701
Helena, MT 59620-0701
Tom Palmer 406-444-3051
Dale Harms 406-449-5225
Montana Wildlife COMMENTS FORM 
 
Montana Travel Bureau 
(Boycott Tourism.) 
 
White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, D.C. 20500 
Phone: (202) 456-1414 
Fax: (202) 456-2461 
 
 

The White House Phone Numbers

COMMENTS: 202-456-1111
SWITCHBOARD: 202-456-1414
FAX: 202-456-2461
TTY/TDD Phone Numbers (for the Hearing Impaired Only)

202-456-6213 Comment Line
202-456-2121 Visitors Office

White House E-Mail Addresses

President George W. Bush "the Cowboy" president@whitehouse.gov
Vice President Richard Cheney "The Invisible Man:" vice.president@whitehouse.gov
 
Free calls to Congress: 1-800-972-3524 
Federal Information Center: 1-800-688-9889
 
NOTE: Most politicians do NOT read or even open their e-mail. We recommend for backup, that you also print out your e-mail and snail-mail a copy to them. 
 
Copy the press!: 
 
NBC Nightly News 
 
NPR's Talk of the Nation 
 
Playboy 
 
Rollingstone 
 
Remember the Yellowstone 
National Park Buffalo!
 
Other helpful organizations in the fight:
 
Buffalo Nations
 PO Box 957
          West Yellowstone, MT 59758
          Phone: (406)646-0070
          Fax: (406)646-0071
          E-Mail: buffalo@wildrockies.org
          http://www.wildrockies.org/Buffalo/ 
These are the folks who place their lives on the line by placing their bodies between the DOL guns and the Buffalo at Yellowstone.
 
 
          Defenders of Wildlife
          1101 14th Street, NW #1400
          Washington, D.C. 20005
          Phone: (202)682-9400
          E-Mail: webmaster@defenders.org
          http://www.defenders.org/ 
 
          National Wildlife Federation
          Attn: Buffalo Team
          2260 Baseline Road, Suite 100
          Boulder, CO 80302
          Main Phone: (703)790-4000
          E-Mail: info@nwf.org
 http://www.nwf.org/endangered/buffalo/ 
 
          World Wildlife Fund International
          CH-1196 Gland, Switzerland
          Phone: +41 22 364 91 11
          fax: +41 22 364 00 74
          E-Mail: ddenhardt@wwfnet.org
          http://www.panda.org/
 
The Voice - Stewie's Planet 
Contains and EXCELLENT online form to the Black Hats.
 
The Buffalo Rescue homepage 
JDK Chipps has been on the job for years. Includes an email group for 
discussion and updates. 
 
Fund for Animals 
(Ask for your "Save Our Buffalo" 
static sticker!) 
200 West 57th Street
New York, N.Y. 10019
Phone: (212) 246-2096
Fax: (212) 246-2633
Also E-Mail: fund4animals@fund.org 
Lot's of good information as well as excellent tools to reach young people.
 
 
Envirolink - Strong Activists 
 
If YOU have information or a link 
that can be added, or problems with any of these links, contact us. 
EMAIL: productionmagic@msn.com
 
Remember, YOU can speak for those who can't, the Tatanka (Buffalo People).
 
 NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
Each Spring, Chief Orval Looking Horse announces the official
National Day of Prayer for the Buffalo. Reggie and Gigi
(joined by her cousin, Black Horse) organize their friends
in prayer & (meatless) feed each year in support.
You can too and be sure to invite your local media.
Click below and go to Buffalo Nations homepage
for updates from the field:
Shortcut to Buffalo Nations homepage. The only folks between the guns and the Buffalo.
 
 
THE "LOVE THAT'S GONE" MUSIC VIDEO!
A musical tribute to the Yellowstone Buffalo, it's importance to Native American culture, and the sadness of cruelty done to our Animal Nations
in a world of
"Love That's Gone."
... time is running out.
 
 
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