Creature Feature: Tule Elk

Our beloved Tule Elk at Point Reyes National Seashore are yet again being threatened by the expanding dairy and cattle industry.

In these drought months, Elk have been dying of thirst as they are blocked from the only water sources available to them during this time of year – by fences protecting cattle.

Despite their own Environmental Impact Statement, which indicates degradation of both land and water sources, the National Park Service is proceeding with their most recent plan – shooting the free roaming elk while providing additional 20-year leases to private cattle industry which operates on PUBLIC lands.

There is a 30-day waiting period before Regional Director Woody Smeck signs off on this final plan.

Join, an activist group dedicated to the protection of these animals, for an outdoor demonstration at Point Reyes this Sunday 9/27 at 11:00am.

Please visit to send emails, make phone calls, and spread this information – we only have so much time!

The argument that cattle are a cultural resource is steeped in colonialism. How can we view cattle as a cultural resource but ignore the importance of Tule Elk to Indigenous Peoples of California, and for all people who now live here?

Make your voice heard.

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