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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.
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 But their outdated methods and mentality result in the needless killing of thousands of wild animals each year!
That’s why we are demanding a thorough audit of the USDA’s Wildlife Services Predator Control Program. Please join us in demanding immediate and swift action.
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!
Please take action and urge the USDA to take immediate action and perform an audit of the Wildlife Services Predator Control Program.
The work of this relatively unknown agency is inefficient, ineffective and scientifically unfounded.
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.