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During the protest, the farmers and ranchers who lived near the camps saw heavy livestock losses, including cattle, horses, and buffalo. There were also many documented cases of protesters poaching wildlife, in some cases doing so inhumanely (e.g. dragging a deer swimming in the river onto the muddy shore and suffocating it in the mud to kill it). The Fischers, ranchers near the protest camps, had already suffered many losses of their buffalo to protesters and seen their fences cut, animals slaughtered, and chased to their exhaustive deaths.

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