Rally: End Tule Elk Mass Killings at Point Reyes!
Not the first, but second tragic mass killing of rare Point Reyes’ Tule elk in a decade was just reported by the National Park Service which is responsible for the huge number of deaths: 151 elk killed in 2020. This follows the 254 elk who were reported dead from 2012-14. 100 more deaths are expected in the summer-autumn drought of 2021 unless the elk are freed from a lethal fence at Point Reyes National Seashore. They desperately need your immediate help.
The Tule elk have been permanently penned inside an artificial “Preserve” — inside a national park unit which was created for wild, not penned animals. The fence prevents the elk and other animals from reaching adequate food and water for much of the year, while resource-rich land just yards away is handed over to private ranchers leasing land at sub-market rates. The Park Service ignored repeated public warnings in the fall and winter — including communications from In Defense of Animals supporters and numerous photographs documenting many dead Tule elk. Shockingly, the NPS failed to provide water and forage for the trapped animals — and even removed hundreds of gallons of water brought by activists.
Worse still, the NPS wants to start shooting the elk herds that didn’t suffer mass deaths.
To save the Tule elk, we have created a safe, peaceful, but powerful mass action to inspire the public and demand politicians change the destructive anti-wildlife, pro-private welfare ranching policies at Point Reyes National Seashore.
Join our Mass Rally to Save the Tule Elk from this brutal mismanagement!
WHAT: Mass Rally to Save Tule Elk
WHEN: Saturday, April 10, 11 am - 2 pm
WHERE: Bear Valley Visitor Center, Point Reyes Station