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The fight to defend the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, which is home to more than 8,000 members of the Sioux tribe, against the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline has been waging for months. Protestors from all across the U.S. have stepped in to help defend the Native American people whose homes and livelihoods are being threatened by the impending  pipeline. These brave souls have been subject to brutal treatment and ruthless threats from officials and proponents of the pipeline, but people aren’t the only ones suffering.

This video shows a group of buffalo that has been corralled and isolated inside a razor wire wall that is surrounded by a deep trench.  In a post on Facebook, Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) wrote, “It has been reported that wild buffalo are being corralled and held behind razor wire fencing without food or water near the Dakota Access Pipeline – and that there have been threats of killing the buffalo by the construction company.”

The ALDF is currently investigating the legality of the treatment of these animals. If seeing this makes you angry, we encourage you to learn more about what is happening at Standing Rock and share this and other stories with everyone you know to raise awareness. We cannot ignore this blatant disregard for the basic rights of people, and animals, that is occurring all in the interest of building a profit-generating oil pipeline.

To learn more about the Dakota Access Pipeline protests and find out how you can help, click here.

Editor’s Note 11/14/16: It has been determined that these buffalo were privately owned. According to a report, the animals have since been sold for slaughter. 

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56 comments on “Buffalo Rounded Up and Kept Without Food or Water Near Dakota Access Pipeline Construction Site”

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1 Years Ago

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1 Years Ago

This is a Fake news post. And yes, I do know about the "wild" herd in Yellowstone Just as there are others on Theodore Roosevelt and Custer State parks

1 Years Ago

I love how there is an "editors note" at the bottom, which essentially reads "by the way, everything above is complete nonsense", and yet the article still remains posted.

Sharon Norman
07 Feb 2017

Actually, the editors note says they are privately and have been sold for slaughter!

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Edith D. Thurman
26 Dec 2016

Your post is SO very inappropriate! Please try to educated yourself and grow up!

Vivien Britton
05 Feb 2017

What does this have to do with the buffalo?

Gail Martin
1 Years Ago

This is all contrived bullchyt. The pipeline ruins NOTHING--if they didn\'t tell you EXACTLY where it was you wouldn\'t find it. It impacts ZERO wildlife, might inconvenience those who don\'t want to stay on roads, but other than that its all a load of tripe.
Shoot all the protesters and watch how fast the issue dies. Enough, Take Back AMERICA.

12 Dec 2016

What a thoughtful and provoking message, perhaps you should research the various oil spills that occur each. If you\'re spelling is any indication of the time you spend researching issues you\'ll obviously ignore the damages done. The problem are folks like yourself that believe, if I don\'t see it then it\'s not harming soul. "Take back America", how sad a sheltered life you live.

jeanne turgeon
19 Jan 2017

let you drink oil contaminated water then...not me. watch the plants and wildlife around you die or leave too. The oil will get into the Mississippi eventually and contaminate the huge body of water down into the Gulf. The Gulf still suffers from oil contamination and it will be a LONG time before that is cleaned up by Nature.

Rachel Rakaczky
30 Jan 2017

Clearly you\'ve had your head buried in the sand while pipelines all over the country have been rupturing and spewing their poison into rivers, poisoning topsoil, costing millions in damages, not to mention the damage to wildlife during construction, after spills, etc. You are seriously what\'s wrong with this country.

rose-mai begue
1 Years Ago

comment le gouvernement de la bas peut il laisser faire çà c\'est franchement dégueulasse je suis contre toute cette destruction des hommes

Muriel Servaege
1 Years Ago

Buffalo are part of the American Heritage. Yet, they are starved whereas they should be seriously protected. What a dreadful initiative.

D Thom
1 Years Ago

Trying to stir shit doesn\'t help anyone. In your video I can spot as anyone could, no less than 2 livestock watering stations, those are those yellow things so obviously placed in each holding area. And it IS NOT RAZOR WIRE, it is barbed wire, commonly used in all ranching practices.


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