Benda to Move White Buffalo to Sanctuary

(Staff Photo: Chuck Cox)

Last week, Highland Park resident John Benda — owner of Fuel City on Riverfront Boulvard — added a pregnant white buffalo named Lone Star to his pasture of longhorn cattle and donkeys that straddles the Trinity River.

According to news reports, Benda’s listened to pleas from animal-rights activists and American Indians — some who consider white buffalo sacred — and, consequently, he plans to relocate Lone Star from his gas station to a sanctuary. Critics accuse Benda of using the buffalo as a promotional gimmick; but others believe Benda was simply making one of nature’s wonders accessible to the public (though, arguably, too close to Fuel City’s taco stand for comfort).

What are your thoughts?

3 thoughts on “Benda to Move White Buffalo to Sanctuary

  • February 21, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Whether it was a gimmick or just letting the customers view a unique animal doesn’t matter. He has the right to do either as a business owner and other people also have a right to not do business with him for either of these reasons. Caving to special interest groups is ridiculous and a slippery slope that we are already well down in our overly politically correct nation.

  • February 21, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Ditto to avid reader.
    Plus, John is a good guy .

  • February 21, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Great. Now nobody gets to see it.


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