Target: Deputy Administrator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Service William Clay
Goal: Urge the USDA’s Wildlife Service to end wildlife killings in Idaho.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Service is a federal program set to regulate wildlife that poses threats to agriculture. Each year in Idaho thousands of animals are targeted and killed by the Wildlife Service, including wolves, coyotes, cougars, foxes, and birds, so that agricultural outputs may be maintained. The Wildlife Service targets these different species and kills them using many different methods, including ground and aerial shootings, trappings, poison, and even explosions. Not only are these killings immoral and driven by illegitimate motives, but many argue that they are also illegal.
Species like the Canada lynx, grizzly bears, and bull trout that live in Idaho are protected by the Endangered Species Act and actions that cause harm to them violates the law. When explosives are detonated in lakes targeting specific species, other species may be affected, such as the endangered bull trout.
Still, the Wildlife Service kills thousands of animals every year, having a disastrous effect on Idaho’s environment. The organization’s motives are driven by greed and its desire for profit, its regard for the safety of the environment obviously non-existent. These terrible tirades and mass killings have such a huge effect, however, the Wildlife Service takes little effort to record just how many animals are killed, leaving its damage undocumented.
Idaho’s wildlife deserves more protection. Please act now to urge the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Service to make an effort to end these wildlife killings and implement non-lethal methods to maintain agriculture.
Dear Deputy Administrator Clay,
Every year, thousands of animals in Idaho are targeted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Service. The service persecutes a range of species including coyotes, wolves, cougars, foxes, and birds to ensure the success of agriculture in the area.
The deaths of animals in Idaho at the hands of the Wildlife Service are numerous and have a disastrous effect on the natural environment. Some even argue that these acts may actually be illegal, putting endangered species in the area like the grizzly bear, Canada lynx, and bull trout in danger.
These senseless killings need to stop and more needs to be done to protect Idaho’s wildlife. I urge you to implement non-lethal measures to maintain agriculture in Idaho. No more animals need to die. Please do whatever you can to help restore these animal populations and protect the environment.
[Your Name Here]
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