San Francisco Bay Area: Free the Point Reyes Elk Prisoners This Saturday, July 3
Join the next large demonstration to save the lives of hundreds of wild Tule elk at Point Reyes National Seashore this weekend onSaturday, July 3 at 11 a.m.. The National Park Service recently announced it finally provided some water to the large, captive Tule elk herd at Point Reyes National Seashore — as activists have done four separate times, only to have the water dumped out by the Park Service — but this isn’t enough!
Activists will gather the Saturday of Independence Day weeked to demand the imprisoned elk be freed, which is the only way to end the horrific deaths of more of the magnificent elk this summer. (NOTE: If activists cut elk fences without Park Service policy changing, the elk could be violently recaptured or even shot.)
The Park Service delivered water because hundreds of elk activists are alerting the public to its lethal negligence — while still ignoring the cause of hundreds of Tule elk deaths: confining the diminishing elk herd inside a 2,600-acre, drought-stricken enclosure at Tomales Point. Elk trapped inside the fenced “Reserve” can’t reach food and water across Point Reyes’ full 71,000 acres during California’s unprecedented drought.
In 2020, 445 elk were brutally reduced to just 293 as of today by slow, excruciating starvation and thirst. Point Reyes National Seashore is a public national park unit created in 1962 to be a safe haven for wild animals, not a deadly zoo to benefit privately-owned for-profit beef and dairy businesses with 5,600 cows.
This will be a BIG, SAFE, PEACEFUL, ORGANIZED RALLY to demand the Tule elk be freed from their prison. Only politics and the influence of Big Meat and Big Dairy block their freedom.
BRING your heart, your body, your voice, your friends, and your own signs if you’d like. (We’ll provide some too.) Wear sturdy, off-road shoes and layers of clothing for possible 55 degree coastal fog and 20 mph wind. Bring lunch for after the rally, meet fellow elk lovers, and enjoy the beauty of Point Reyes, the only place in the world with free, 24/7, drive-in-and-see Tule elk!