Stop the "Kill-First" Mentality

  • By: Animal Advocates
  • Target: President Barack Obama, Department of the Interior, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Wildlife Services are the federal government's top wildlife killers- a tax funded killing machine.

In a 5 year span (2006- 2011), Wildlife Services documented killing some 560,000 predators with the use of firearms, bows and arrows (including crossbows); lures and bait; motor vehicles; airplanes and helicopters; horses and mules; radios; and dogs. Explosive cyanide cartridges are set, (where dozens humans have instead been injured by exposure to the lethal gas), and strychnine-laced carcasses are dropped for scavengers to find.

The use of steel jaw traps, inhumane neck snares, foothold traps, cage traps, and body traps has claimed unintentional victims, numbering more than 50,000 animals, which includes 2,800 black bears as well golden eagles, mountain lions, river otters, and domestic dogs and cats.

These methods are brutal, expensive and ineffective.

Tell the federal government to stop relying on killing to resolve conflicts .Stop the kill-first mentality when it comes to wildlife -- and focus on using proven non-lethal deterrents to effectively resolve conflicts.

SOURCE and Additional Petition: https://secure.defenders.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=2443&autologin=true

The White House
President Barack Obama
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
comments (202) 456-1111
switchboard (202) 456-1414
fax (202) 456-2461
e-mail: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact


Ken Salazar
Secretary of the Interior
Department of the Interior
1849 C Street N.W.
Washington DC 20240
phone (202) 208-3100
fax (202) 208-6950
feedback@ios.doi.gov

Tom Vilsack
Secretary of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue S.W.
Washington, DC 20250
phone (202) 720-3631
fax (202) 720-2166
Email: AgSec@usda.gov

Wildlife Services are the federal government's top wildlife killers- a tax funded killing machine.









In a 5 year span (2006- 2011), Wildlife Services documented killing some 560,000 predators with the use of firearms, bows and arrows (including crossbows); lures and bait; motor vehicles; airplanes and helicopters; horses and mules; radios; and dogs. Explosive cyanide cartridges are set, (where dozens humans have instead been injured by exposure to the lethal gas), and strychnine-laced carcasses are dropped for scavengers to find.









The use of steel jaw traps, inhumane neck snares, foothold traps, cage traps, and body traps has claimed unintentional victims, numbering more than 50,000 animals, which includes 2,800 black bears as well golden eagles, mountain lions, river otters, and domestic dogs and cats.









These methods are brutal, expensive and ineffective.









Tell the federal government to stop relying on killing to resolve conflicts .Stop the kill-first mentality when it comes to wildlife -- and focus on using proven non-lethal deterrents to effectively resolve conflicts.

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