Agriculture’s Misnamed Agency

It is time the public got a clear picture of what Wildlife Services is up to, and for the agency’s work to be brought into accord with sound biological practices.

EPONA – Equine Protection of North America‘s insight:


There is a unit within the Agriculture Department’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service called Wildlife Services. Its official mission, according to its Web site, is “to resolve wildlife conflicts to allow people and wildlife to coexist.” This has meant, since 2000, some two million dead animals. The list includes coyotes, beavers, mountain lions, black bears and innumerable birds. The agency’s real mission? To make life safer for livestock and game species.” 

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