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Jul 22

Private citizens rescue baby bison from the cold and are criminally prosecuted; government agents who do the same thing are not even publicly named

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Remember those tourists to Yellowstone Park who were prosecuted and punished for picking up a freezing abandoned bison calf and trying to save it in their vehicle?

The story made national news, with government officials shaming and lecturing YNP visitors to NEVER, EVER, try to save wildlife in national parks.

Apparently, a whistleblower came forward to tell a similar story about a National Park Service employee who did THE EXACT SAME THING with a baby calf bison in South Dakota. The Park Service investigated the claims and found them true:

But the government agent is NOT BEING PROSECUTED (or even publicly named, let alone shamed). See here.

There is one set of rules for government workers; another for common peasants.