Washington DC: PETA representatives met with Obama administration officials on behalf of Tibetan animal rights activists who feel the Tibetan wild yak is an endangered species.
There are only 1,000 Tibetan wild yaks remaining in the high altitude Himalayas, specifically around Mount Everest. The Tibetan animal rights activists desire a loan of $100 million from the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to adequately protect these animals from extinction.
USFWS personnel noted that the cost of safeguarding a Tibetan wild yak is $100,000 per animal, yet there are 10 million Tibetan domesticated yaks in the country.
US Department of Agriculture (USDA) personnel noted that the Tibetan wild yak is going extinct because of their continued use for Chinese barbecued yak ribs and their natural reproduction rate is not keeping pace.
PETA representatives noted that the Tibetan wild yak's life is spent in rarified mountain air conditions, such that their poop has been genetically altered to facilitate manufacturing of pharmaceuticals (antibiotics). The Tibetan wild yak poop will all be exported to the US.
Obama administration officials indicated that the $100 million loan proposal would be carefully considered, but noted US taxpayers would only be getting yak s**t for their investment!