Three Bison Protesters Sentenced
Written by Andrew-Rossi on March 13, 2018
Three people who were arrested while protesting the slaughter of bison near Yellowstone National Park have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges.
22-year-old Idaho resident Hannah Ponder, 25-year-old Cody Cyson from Minnesota, and 36-year-old Thomas Brown of Vermont appeared in U.S. District Court in Mammoth Hot Springs on Monday. The three are members of an advocacy group called Wild Buffalo Defense, and had been jailed since their arrest last Tuesday near the park’s Stephens Creek Capture Facility.
All three pleaded guilty to entering a closed area of the park. Cyson and Brown also pleaded guilty to interfering with an agency function after chaining themselves to a squeeze chute. The three were sentenced to six days in jail with credit for time served, and all were fined and were ordered to serve five years of unsupervised probation.