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Legislature bills restricting bison move forward


Legislature bills restricting bison move forward

STEPHEN DOCKERY, Associated Press

HELENA — The livestock industry's concern over the threat of disease spreading from wild bison to cattle has helped advance about a dozen bills restricting the movement of the animals as the legislative session breaks to transfer bills between both chambers.

Those who want to see the bison reigned in say the animals are transmitters of brucellosis and a threat to the disease-free status of the state's livestock industry; a certification that if lost could cost millions of dollars.

A vocal minority has o...

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