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Bison Demonstrator Appears In Court

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(MAMMOTH, Wyo)  The man who chained himself to the bison capture facility outside Yellowstone National Park last week made his first appearance in federal court and refused a plea arrangement – opting for a full trial with the aid of an attorney.  20 year-old Comfrey Jacobs had handcuffed himself to a barrel blocking entry to the Stephens Creek facility near Gardiner last Thursday to prevent the transport of bison from there to slaughter and had to be forcibly removed.  Jacobs was offered an arrangement yesterday by which he would pay a $1000 fine, be subject to five years unsupervised probation and be banned from Yellowstone National Park for five years.  He now will reappear in court April second.

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