Target: Gregory Parham, Administrator of Wildlife Services
Goal: Stop killing wild animals deemed nuisances to the agricultural industry.
An entire agency within the U.S. Government exists to kill wildlife deemed troublesome. Wildlife Services, not to be confused with United States Fish and Wildlife Service, is an agency within the U.S. Department Of Agriculture that exists to kill off any wildlife that puts livestock animals at risk. Since 2000, the agency has killed at least 2 million mammals and 15 million birds under instruction of the U.S. government. It’s time to demand an end to this barbarity and stop the Wildlife Services from killing off innocent wildlife.
It can definitely be argued that the Wildlife Services provides a service which some find necessary, but when you look at the staggering numbers put out by the agency, like killing 4 million animals in 2013 alone, it’s hard to understand exactly why they feel the need to kill so many animals. There are countless other ways to protect livestock from outside wildlife and if the U.S. government invested in methods of keeping the wildlife out, we could save millions of wildlife creatures every year.
Dear Gregory Parham,
It’s hard to argue that what your department does is anything but barbaric. Killing off millions of wild animals per year is hardly excusable, even if it is for the “greater good” of American agriculture. These animals are simply living out their natural purpose and your department preys on them from helicopters and from behind bushes.
The budget that the Wildlife Services department receives could easily be transferred into prevention methods that keep animals out of livestock enclosures. If the same funds were put into preventing the problem rather than solving it, we wouldn’t have so many wild species at risk of becoming endangered, or worse, extinct.
There is no need to actively hunt and kill millions of creatures every year. There are better ways to spend government and taxpayer dollars than on the hunting of animals just trying to live their lives. There are many other ways to keep animals out of livestock enclosures without needing to resort to violent tactics. We demand that the Wildlife Services cease this barbaric practice of killing wildlife at once.
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