Originally posted 12/3/2013
*Retrieved Google Cache version reposted 8/21/16 after Examiner site unexpectedly shut down.
By Cathy Taibbi
The secretive and unsavory agency misleadingly named Wildlife Services, is now exposed, and under fire for slaughtering wildlife on your tax dollar – Whether you want them to or not.
The magnitude of massacre of our native wildlife (including eagles and other vital, threatened and endangered species), and the willful disregard for law (including the felony of shooting animals from the air and trapping and killing household pets with impunity) is only now coming to light.
Not only are pets and wildlife at risk, but so are humans trying to enjoy our open and public lands – which are riddled with lethal traps and poisons (like cyanide traps that shoot the poison onto anything that touches the trap.) These, and the snares and leg-hold and Conibear devices, are like land-mines that kill indiscriminately.
Worse, many of these deadly rigs are placed intentionally, illegally, by the workers we pay via our tax dollars, on trails where humans and pets walk.
WARNING, the content of this video is highly disturbing but needs to be seen by everyone, so please share this with all your contacts..
In this shocking expose, Predator Defense interviews the people involved in this until-recently secret agency, their policy of Shoot, Shut-Up and Shovel, and how our tax dollars are being used to undo the very conservation and preservation work we trustingly place in their hands to uphold.
The USDA agency Wildlife Services is not only a blemish on American custodial care of our wilderness, but a real danger to all citizens.
If you want to help put an end to this our inadvertent (involuntary) funding of this government-sanctioned killing spree, and get Wildlife Services shut down, please sign and share this petition to Stop the Indiscriminate Wildlife Slaughter sponsored by Wildlife Services via Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund. Video.