The designation would be strictly symbolic, adding the buffalo to the bald eagle, the rose and the oak tree as official national symbols.The only "big name" not on the list was Ted Turner, who has probably done more than anyone to popularize bison-burgers.
The bipartisan legislation was introduced at the request of the Wildlife Conservation Society, the National Bison Assn., made up of meat producers, and the Intertribal Buffalo Council as a way to raise public awareness of the "important cultural, economical and ecological role of the bison,’’ said John Calvelli, executive vice president of public affairs of the Wildlife Conservation Society.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Bison Could Be Named National Mammal
Link here to LA Times.
Posted by Bruce Oksol at 8:01 PM