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ACTION! Support An Audit of the USDA Wildlife Services - In Defense of Animals

Animals  (tags: Animal Welfare, Animal Cruelty, Wildlife Protection, Wildlife Services & U.S. Dept. of Agricu, Demand An Audit of Wildlife Services, ACTION! )

- 1035 days ago -
Wildlife Services, U.S. Dept of Agriculture has spent over $393 million in federal funds yearly since 2004. Over the same period they've killed more than 22 million animals. This included protected species, over 788,000 predators-even cats & dogs. ENOUGH!

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Michelle S. (462)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 11:22 am
Support an audit of the USDA Wildlife Services Lethal Predator Control Program

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In Defense of AnimalsWildlife Services (WS), a branch of the US Department of Agriculture, has spent more than $393 million in federal funds annually since 2004, and over the same period has killed more than 22 million animals. This included protected species and over 788,000 mammalian predators such as wolves, coyotes, mountain lions, black bears and grizzlies, foxes, badgers, and domestic dogs and cats.

USDA WS is only a phone call away to service any private or commercial customer who views wild animals as inconvenient, primarily the ranching and livestock industry and trophy hunting clubs such as the Safari Club International.

From using foothold traps and neck snares, conducting ground or aerial gunning, bombing coyote dens to suffocate pups and pregnant females, to allowing dogs to attack and rip apart trapped wild animals and using pound dogs to experiment with M-44 sodium cyanide, the institutionalized culture of animal cruelty within the USDA WS is appalling.

WS practices have been exposed as inhumane by Tom Knudson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist with the Sacramento Bee, and as excessive, unnecessary, unprofessional, wasteful of the public's tax money and lacking accountability while defying science, according to a recent opinion page of the NYT Editorial Board.

What you can do:

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1) Two Congressmen, Peter DeFazio and John Campbell, have recently requested an investigation of WSís practices and policies, particularly their lethal predator management program. Please take action by sending the following letter to Ms. Fong's Administrative Assistant, then making a quick phone call to the USDA Office of the Inspector Generalís (OIG), in support of their request for an audit.

2) Phone Ms. Fong's Office at (202) 720-8001

3) Personalize and submit the form at the link above which will send an email to:

Ms. Phyllis Fong, Inspector General, Office of the Secretary

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Sunday August 25, 2013, 11:29 am
message sent

Suju Bala (26)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 11:47 am
USDA WS is spending so much money and causing so much pain and suffering to innocent beings.. i sincerely hope that action will be taken against the guilty parties and they never have a job in animal welfare ever again.. and the money will be used in good programs to promote animal-welfare by honest parties. thank you Michelle for this post.

Ljiljana Milic (110)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 12:49 pm
Your message has been sent. Thank you for supporting us on this issue.
& Noted & Thanks for posting Michelle.

Ilona V. (0)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 1:33 pm
Thanks. Noted & message sent.

GGmaSheila D. (186)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 2:39 pm
Gladly signed and noted. Thanks.

AniMae C. (504)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 3:08 pm
Support an Audit of the USDA Wildlife Services (WS) Lethal Predator Control Program
Your message has been sent. Thank you for supporting us on this issue.

Nicole W. (654)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 4:25 pm
s/s, ty Michelle

Bartlomiej T. (296)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 5:26 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you, Michelle

natasha salgado (711)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 7:39 pm
Message gladly sent-thx

Elizabeth O. (95)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 11:13 pm

Andrea Nemec (213)
Monday August 26, 2013, 2:01 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!

Jerry B. (126)
Monday August 26, 2013, 10:04 pm
Noted and Signed & sent..thanks Michelle!

Leslene Dunn (83)
Monday August 26, 2013, 10:56 pm

Marie W. (66)
Monday August 26, 2013, 11:06 pm

. (0)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 2:14 am
𝕹𝖔𝖙𝖊𝖉. 𝕿𝖍𝖆𝖓𝖐𝖘 𝕸𝖎𝖈𝖍𝖊𝖑𝖑𝖊!

Danuta Watola (1269)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 3:31 am

Ruth S. (261)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 6:40 am

Ingrid A. (524)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 12:13 pm

Mike H. (251)
Friday August 30, 2013, 7:28 am
Signed and noted. Thanks for posting

Lisa Neste (772)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 5:12 am
Support an Audit of the USDA Wildlife Services (WS) Lethal Predator Control Program
Your message has been sent. Thank you for supporting us on this issue. Thanks Michelle.

desanka s. (420)
Monday September 2, 2013, 12:55 am
Message sent. Thank you Michelle!

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