Dear Decision Maker,
I strongly urge you to do whatever you can to pass the National Bison Legacy Act (H.R. 2908), legislation that would make the bison the official mammal of the United States of America.
Once numbering in the millions, wild bison herds roamed from coast to coast and from north to south. They occupy a special place in Native American culture and remain one of the most enduring icons of the American West.
Tragically, these mighty creatures were nearly hunted to extinction in a bloody wave of needless killing. They survive today because of the passion and determination of President Teddy Roosevelt and countless other conservation-minded Americans.
The story of the American bison is both a cautionary tale about our impact on nature and a powerful testament to America's ability to protect our irreplaceable wildlife and wild places when we set our minds to it. It's a success story and it deserves to be celebrated.
I hope you will do all you can to pass H.R. 2908 and recognize the bison's special contribution to the story of America.