Report: Wildlife Service’s “War on Wildlife” needlessly slaughters America’s valued wildlife costing taxpayers $100 million per year

Wendy Keefover-Ring, director of carnivore protection for WildEarth Guardians, and others have been compiling the facts, gathering the support of 115 conservation groups, and building a solid case to end the wasteful War on Wildlife currently being waged by the out-of-control ‘Wildlife Services’.

Conservationists: USDA should stop killing wildlifeAP :

Authors of the 108-page report being presented to USDA, members of Congress and the White House on Tuesday described it as the first comprehensive, national, independent assessment of the agency in 40 years.

View the ‘War on Wildlife’ Report (108 page pdf)

 
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6 Responses to Conservationists: USDA should stop killing wildlife

  1. avatar Mike says:

    This is great stuff. I’d like to see this movement keep growing.

  2. avatar Justin says:

    Someone needs to add some data to the Wikipedia entry for Wildlife Services. It is seriously lacking.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wildlife_Services

  3. avatar Barb says:

    Wildlife Services is an unethical, biased, ignorant, downright criminal organization that has greatly destroyed the West and its native inhabitant animals, who have been its unfortunate persecuted VICTIMS since its INCEPTION.

    WILDLIFE SERVICES should be de-funded immediately!!!

  4. avatar Barb says:

    On a practical level, and this is just anecdotal, I’ve personally found that the general population on the eastern, midwest, and southern areas of the U.S. are extremely ignorant of Western issues such as the destruction of wildlife and wildlife habitat due to the livestock industry and Wildlife Services. There needs to be a huge PR blitz to properly educate that segment.

  5. avatar jimbob says:

    I’ll believe it when I hold wildlife services’ “cold, dead, heart in my hand”. The economy seems to be a convenient excuse to kill education and other things the public holds valuable, but cuts to departments like wildlife services and their EXTREMELY wasteful spending seem to escape the knife. Our politicians are downright criminal in their representation of big business, not to mention their snickering dislike of “big government” which is antithetical to their real actions.

  6. avatar John B says:

    I’m from an area in Virginia that is overrun with deer. I’ve sent several e-mails to the Nevada Board of Wildlife offering a trade of deer for cougars at a rate of 1,000 to 1. Pretty lame, I know, but if I were more facile with computers, I would certainly jam their system with automatically repeated messages. Anyone out there with this skill? None of the newspapers I wrote, either there or here seem inclined to print anything about “Wildlife Services”. The best readership I’ve gotten is from posting the issue on every blog I’ve had time for. How about some well placed magazine ads?

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

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