National mammal? So will we have a National Reptile also? I mean, other than Bill Clinton.
So you get what this is all about, it’s about how evil hunters slaughtered the buffalo and ruined the Native Americans’ livelihood and America is bad and so on and so forth. That’s what kids will learn when they find out the bison in the national mammal. It’s a symbol of shame, not pride, because DAMMIT YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED. And you know it.
Of course, the national animal should be the horse, which did all the work making this nation great. Mostly what the bison did was crap all over the Plains and make the fields fertile for the farmers who eventually came along to grow enough food make us the world’s breadbasket and create feed for cattle who are regularly processed into the world’s greatest steaks.
I suppose that’s a contribution, but that’s hardly why Obama — and Congress — are doing this.
Okay, sorry, I’m in a bad mood. I feel bad we killed all the bison too, but this designation is a political statement.
Here’s some video of bison rudely interfering with traffic.