In 2017, the National Academies of Sciences released this report examining the issue of brucellosis, wildlife and livestock. It found that elk, not bison, represent the most serious threat of transmitting the disease to cattle, debunking the argument used by the livestock industry and politicians that resulted in the deaths of more than 11,500 park bison.  The report also said that artificially feeding elk made the disease threat worse
In 2017, the National Academies of Sciences released this report examining the issue of brucellosis, wildlife and livestock. It found that elk, not bison, represent the most serious threat of transmitting the disease to cattle, debunking the argument used by the livestock industry and politicians that resulted in the deaths of more than 11,500 park bison. The report also said that artificially feeding elk made the disease threat worse