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Demand That USDA Investigate Alleged Cruel Wrongdoing ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !


Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, cruelty, suffering, protection, environment, wildlife, wildanimals )

Cher
- 661 days ago - peta.org
Please contact USDA officials and urge them to take appropriate action regarding this alarming matter. And please forward this message widely!



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Cher Away Moving (1470)
Friday December 28, 2012, 8:18 am


According to news reports, Jamie Olson, a Wyoming-based trapper for the Wildlife Services division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), recently posted photos online that depict illegal trapping activities and blatant animal abuse. In some photos, Olson poses with wild animals—including coyotes, raccoons, and bobcats—who are desperately ensnared in cruel steel-jaw traps. What's worse, Olson reportedly allowed his hunting dogs to badly harass ensnared animals and at least one coyote was mauled to death! Olson also apparently failed to check his traps in a timely manner, leaving animals to languish and subject to attack, as evidenced by a photo showing a trapped coyote who was eaten, most likely while still alive, by scavengers.


Wildlife Services claims that it does not condone cruelty, yet our repeated requests for an investigation into the matter and swift disciplinary action have gone unanswered. Please contact USDA officials and urge them to take appropriate action regarding this alarming matter. And please forward this message widely!




Send polite comments to:


Gregory Parham
Administrator
USDA-APHIS
gregory.l.parham@aphis.usda.gov


Bill Clay
Deputy Administrator
USDA-APHIS Wildlife Services
bill.clay@aphis.usda.gov


Rod Krischke
State Director
Wyoming Wildlife Services
USDA-APHIS
rodney.f.krischke@aphis.usda.gov




 

Pat B. (354)
Friday December 28, 2012, 8:20 am
TY, Cher. Email notes sent.!
 

Roxy H. (337)
Friday December 28, 2012, 8:28 am
hahaha Peta just now on the wildlife service case? wow where they been hiding? that is funny
 

Roxy H. (337)
Friday December 28, 2012, 8:28 am
Signed and sent thanks furry face
 

Constance F. (434)
Friday December 28, 2012, 8:32 am
Thank you ! emails sent to above addresses. Shared.
 

Nyack Clancy (445)
Friday December 28, 2012, 8:48 am
Will take action- thank you Cher
 

pam w. (191)
Friday December 28, 2012, 9:14 am
Thanks, Cher!
 

Marlene Dinkins (235)
Friday December 28, 2012, 9:52 am
notato E firmato grazie!!!!!!
 

Marlene Dinkins (235)
Friday December 28, 2012, 9:55 am
doble action taken!!!!!!!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday December 28, 2012, 10:11 am
Will take action, thanks.
 

naomi cohen (42)
Friday December 28, 2012, 10:28 am
all action taken. thank you, cher!
 

Julie E. (362)
Friday December 28, 2012, 10:43 am
Taking action.
READ this article - which adds more to what this idiot Jamie Olson gets away with.
http://www.sacbee.com/2012/11/02/4956169/us-wildlife-workers-online-photos.html

Gary Strader, a former Wildlife Services trapper in Nevada, was not surprised to learn about the controversial photos. "That is very common," Strader wrote in an email. "It always was and always will be controversial. It has never been addressed by the higher-ups. They know it happens on a regular basis."

Another photo on Twitter showed a partly disemboweled coyote on a log. The caption reads: "Eagles got to this adult female before I did."

The photograph "clearly demonstrates Olson's failure to check his traps in a timely manner and his disregard for the animal's pain and suffering," Liss and Fox wrote in their letter to Wildlife Services.

In 2011, Olson's salary was $34,445. His official title is "Biological Science Technician." On his Facebook page, he identifies himself as a "Wildlife Specialist" with "USDA Wildlife Services." And he wrote: "I hunt a lot."


 

. (0)
Friday December 28, 2012, 10:56 am
Action to be taken..ty Cher
 

Julie E. (362)
Friday December 28, 2012, 11:11 am
E-mail sent to the three named above people. Crossing fingers on this.
 

Lisa Neste (704)
Friday December 28, 2012, 11:52 am
All three e-mails sent with pleasure, thanks Cher.
 

Bruno Moreira (61)
Friday December 28, 2012, 11:53 am
noted thanks
 

Sandra S. (129)
Friday December 28, 2012, 12:31 pm
noted,xxx
 

Amy E. (66)
Friday December 28, 2012, 12:38 pm
noted and emails sent.
 

Debbie W. (115)
Friday December 28, 2012, 12:51 pm
Noted/Signed
 

Debbie W. (115)
Friday December 28, 2012, 12:52 pm
Oops - meant - email sent
 

Past Member (0)
Friday December 28, 2012, 12:53 pm
E mail sent
 

janet f. (28)
Friday December 28, 2012, 12:56 pm
This guy is a very sad excuse for a human being. And I don't think too highly of the average human.
 

Kye J. (41)
Friday December 28, 2012, 1:23 pm
Signed/sent.
 

aj E. (163)
Friday December 28, 2012, 1:44 pm
done
 

Thomas P. (468)
Friday December 28, 2012, 1:48 pm
Noted, emails send.
 

Carol H. (229)
Friday December 28, 2012, 4:31 pm
action to be taken, thanks Cher
 

deb s. (145)
Friday December 28, 2012, 6:13 pm
EMAILS SENT TO THOSE WHO HOPEFULLY WILL ACT IN FAVOR OF DOING TH RIGHT THING
 

Dianne D. (460)
Friday December 28, 2012, 7:20 pm
All 3 emails sent
 

Jane Mckenzie (20)
Friday December 28, 2012, 7:40 pm
noted
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Friday December 28, 2012, 7:45 pm
Noted, 3 emails sent, twittered and google shared. Thanks for Chering
 

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Friday December 28, 2012, 7:47 pm
Emails sent.
 

Christine Stewart (132)
Friday December 28, 2012, 9:29 pm
That scumbag Jamie Olson should have his feet nailed to the floor, then get hit a few times with a baseball bat, so he knows what agony he caused those poor animals caught in his traps.
 

Suheyla C. (229)
Friday December 28, 2012, 9:51 pm
Thanks Cher
 

Marianna Molnar Woods (9)
Friday December 28, 2012, 10:04 pm
thanks for sharing
 

Marie W. (66)
Friday December 28, 2012, 11:08 pm
Done
 

Pat A. (116)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 12:39 am
Emails sent!
 

Adam I. (25)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 3:18 am
Thanks, Cher.
 

Danuta Watola (1204)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 3:32 am
noted
 

Veronique L. (213)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 4:56 am
Done!
 

paul m. (93)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 6:21 am

Noted
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 7:16 am
noted
 

Gloria picchetti (296)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 7:16 am
I got an email off to the first one one the list. We are going out right now. I hope to send the others emails too. Poor animals. I wish I were G-d sometimes. But I guess that's not my assignment?
 

Anneke Andries (256)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 8:14 am
mails send, shared, reposted Fb
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 9:44 am
Noted , thanks !
 

Valerie H. (135)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 10:56 am
Thank you, emails to be sent
 

Jason Green (235)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 11:38 am
emails sent
 

Rock H. (254)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 11:43 am
Email sent to all three and this posting was noted. Thanks Cher!
 

Karen R. (87)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 1:32 pm
thanks
 

Joan McAllister (1083)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 6:58 pm
E-mail sent & noted. Thanks Cher
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Monday December 31, 2012, 6:45 am
Noted and Tnx Cher :0
 
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