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Monday, August 19, 2013

Stop the indiscriminate wildlife slaughter!

Dr. Lundeberg holding a swan.
Try this: go to wildlife photographer Dr. Mary Lundeberg's website and gaze in wonder for a time at the beauty of the birds and beasts in her hundreds of dazzling photos.

Then read this message from Jamie Rappaport Clark, president of Defenders of Wildlife and see if it doesn't make your blood boil:

A small division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) known as “Wildlife Services” is tasked with resolving conflicts between people and wildlife, but their Predator Control Program continues to operate with a kill-first mentality!


This program, that has killed more than 50,000 “non-target” animals since 2000, including endangered species and household pets, is also responsible for the slaughter of literally hundreds of gray wolves in the Northern Rockies each year.

Now let your outrage motivate you to do something about it:

Take Action
STOP THE INDISCRIMINATE WILDLIFE SLAUGHTER! 
This brutal, kill-first mentality needs to be stopped!
Dear Virginia,
They’re like a government hit squad killing wildlife for hire. And you and I are footing the bill.
A small division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture known as “Wildlife Services” is tasked with resolving conflicts between people and wildlife. But their outdated methods and mentality result in the needless killing of thousands of wild animals each year!
Their Predator Control Program’s methods are brutal, scientifically unfounded and the death toll is simply astounding.
In fact, Wildlife Services agents have accidentally killed more than 50,000 animals since 2000 – animals that were NOT targets -- including imperiled and protected species and household pets.
Appalled? We are too. 
Wildlife Services is the government’s top wildlife killing machine; a program that operates in much of the country with a kill-first mentality, usually without a second thought to resolving conflicts using proven non-lethal techniques.
Wildlife Services has gone too far for too long, and they need to be held accountable!
The work of this relatively unknown agency is inefficient, ineffective and scientifically unfounded.
  • Wildlife Services has killed more than 50,000 “non-target” animals since 2000, including endangered species and household pets
  • The program has recently been the subject of public scrutiny regarding the deaths of non-target species including an endangered Mexican gray wolf.
  • Most of WS’s lethal predator control work is at the request of ranchers and big game hunters. 
  • They are responsible for the slaughter of literally hundreds of gray wolves in the Northern Rockies each year.
This agency should know better! Its own researchers have identified non-lethal alternatives that protect livestock and ranch animals without the unnecessary killing.
We work so hard to protect the wildlife that make our country such a remarkable place. This taxpayer-funded travesty must be stopped before more animals are needlessly killed.
For wildlife,
Jamie Rappaport Clark, Defenders of Wildlife
Jamie Rappaport Clark
President
Defenders of Wildlife










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