Those cattle have been used as an excuse for the Montana Department of Livestock to slaughter thousands of America's last wild herd of buffalo .
Two hundred years ago, bison, aka buffalo , roamed North America in massive herds.
Timothy ‘Speed’ Levitch posits that the site should be turned into a park full of free-roaming American bison, popularly known as buffalo .
They have introduced the bison - better known as the buffalo of Hollywood westerns - to Hornby Castle, near Bedale.
The smaller European relative of the American buffalo , called the European Bison or Wisent, suffered a similar fate.
Unlike captive ranched buffalo, which are now relatively common, the Yellowstone buffalo herd has never interbred with cattle and has retained its wild character.
The wild buffalo are the remnants and descendants of a 100-strong herd kept under the Kanyuan Bridge more than a decade ago by Li Pi-e.
Nationally, 41 separate tribes now belong to the Intertribal Bison Cooperative, whose sole mission is buffalo restoration.
These once hosted and boosted millions of bison, a large North American mammal of the buffalo tribe.
This year my contribution was a buffalo , an American bison.