Stop “Wildlife Services” From Cruelly Slaughtering Millions of Animals

Target: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack 

Goal: Stop the unnecessary and sadistic persecution of predators, and implement humane solutions instead. 

Wildlife Services, a federal program managed by the USDA, has a vague and misleading title. The primary services they render include protecting farmers’ livestock from predators and airports from birds, and the former involves slaughtering millions of wild animals per year. The stated purpose of this agency is to promote the coexistence of wildlife and humans, however, its actions speak to the fact that it is solely serving the welfare of the members of the human population who see animals as a nuisance and lobby for their eradication.

According to the USDA, Wildlife Services spent $0 in 2020 on threatened and endangered species conservation. Currently, there is a full page on their website specifically dedicated to this endeavor, so one would assume that it is meant to be included in their budget and duties. In that same year, they killed 1.5 million wild animals. Based on these numbers, it’s easy to come to the conclusion that they are opting for the easy way out by killing animals rather than using more intelligent and creative solutions in order to foster a harmonious relationship.

Wildlife Services has repeatedly ignored requests for more transparency regarding their budget and how it is spent. Interestingly, the only expenditure available in WS’s Program Data Reports was the zero dollar amount listed above. What we do know is that they receive funding from both federal appropriations and cooperator-provided funds. This may lead one to wonder if the program is actually financially backed by members of industries who benefit from the elimination of certain predatory animals. It appears that Wildlife Services isn’t serving the wildlife at all and it is time for them to do the job they claim to and promote coexistence and conservation.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Secretary Vilsack,

We are making a call to action regarding the Wildlife Services Agency. The purpose of this organization, according to the USDA website, is to promote the successful coexistence of humans and wildlife. However, they killed 1.5 million wild animals in 2020 and, according to their own data, made zero efforts toward conservation. This information is just a sample of the evidence that their true focus is unevenly weighted to favor human interests.

It’s a fact that many wild animals can pose a danger to humans and their livelihood, but I think we can all agree that the number of animals that are destroyed is beyond excessive. We also take issue with the cruel and unnecessary methods used, namely the destruction of coyotes’ dens (252 in 2020) and the shooting of beavers (25,594 in 2020) rather than relocating them. It’s time to take a closer look at this agency and demand transparency in where their funding is coming from and who or what they are actually serving, because they are certainly doing a disservice to the wildlife of America.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area


59 Comments

  1. So much of this is simply killing to kill…or more aptly put, killing for “fun”. At some point this sh!t has to stop! Slaughtering these animals is damaging the ecosystem, which directly impacts conservation. ITS NOT ALL ABOUT HUMANS!

  2. American Girl says:

    Ignorant greedy bastards!

  3. I totally agree enough is enough, I believe we have enough trophy hunters, farmers and hunters that are so selfish they have no problem wiping out our wildlife for their own greed. We have enough states that are willing to help them ( Idaho, Montana, Wisconsin) at the top of the list. Know I learn wildlife services that we pay to protect our wildlife are part of the problem not the solution, is disheartening to say the least, I’m over 50 and often thought at this rate the only place your heart able to see wildlife will be in a zoo, if we smarting up and stop the slaughtering!!!!!

  4. STOP THE CRUELTY BASTARDS!!!

  5. Barbara Jones says:

    You are inhumane STOP THE CRUELTY!!!

  6. I have interacted with wildlife management many times. Most of the staff are hunters that dream of having bear skin rugs. They are scumbags to animals!

  7. Jackie M. Pringle says:

    We owe it to the animals killed in the slaughter .They deserve
    better .

  8. I have absolutely no faith in Wildlife Services or the Bureau of Land Management. Neither of these agencies care one bit about animals and they answer to no one.

  9. Tami Lukachy says:

    This service does not protect wildlife or any animals! We need to have a reset and take all the cash they have made from hunters, farmers and landowners to fund it! We would have all kinds of money!!! Stop this supposed service from destroying innocent defenseless animals!

  10. Julia Edinger says:

    This service does not protect wildlife or any animals! We need to have a reset and take all the cash they have made from hunters, farmers and landowners to fund it! We would have all kinds of money!!! Stop this supposed service from destroying innocent defenseless animals!!!!!

  11. Maria Bertrand says:

    WILDLIFE SERVICES …YOU ARE NOT YOUR NAME. …AND YOU DON’T DESERVE TO HAVE YOUR JOBS OR LIVE ON THIS PLANET….

    Here’s a thought actually promote the successful coexistence of humans and wildlife. That should be your mantra.

    It sound’s like all you do is slaughter and rake in money. YOU WILL END UP PAYING FOR YOUR MURDEROUS GREEDY DEEDS!!! REPLACE THEM ALL WITH PEOPLE WHO ACTUALLY SHOW COMPASSION FOR ALL CREATURES…

    • Patricia Lamonica says:

      ABSOLUTELY CORRECT MARIA!!!! THE TRUE MEANING OF SICK PHYCOPATHS THEY TORTURE KILL AND ABUSE ANIMALS ALONG WITH HUMANS!!!

  12. Lexie Cataldo says:

    Wildlife services??! Hah! These agencies should be renamed Fishermen and Hunters Services as they certainly are not looking out for the best interests of the wildlife.

  13. Pamela Chattergoon says:

    These people seek these jobs to kill for fun just as a pedophile seeks work with kids.There is zero accountability as they are all of the same moron mind set.

  14. Jaime Perez says:

    Disgusting hunters who murder innocent animals because they can. The killing must stop now!

  15. The VEGAN WORLD would automatically put a stop this atrocity.
    GO VEGAN and this horror will END!!!!

  16. Shut them down NOW!!!!!!

  17. Seriously they deserve to live!! Who gives you the right to take their lives? They are here for a reason. Just like you!! They are part of our ecosystem. They have family and babies. LET THEM LIVE!!

  18. Stephanie Geyser says:

    We humans are just 1 species on a planet to millions of God-created species. So what gives us the right to slaughter (sometimes to extinction) any of the other species? Of course, maybe the simple solution is for the “Wildlife Services” to change their name to “Wildlife Slaughterers” – because that’s all they seem to do.

  19. Muriel Servaege says:

    Stop that cruelty. I wonder who the genuine animals are.

  20. Rose Coffey says:

    Yes, come on; we as a country can do better than this. Sad that we have money to toss away on stupid things but common sense items fall by the wayside. Save as many animals as we can!!!!

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