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Wildlife Services

How Many Wolves Died for Your Hamburger?

Stephanie Feldstein | Posted 08.27.2014 | Green
Stephanie Feldstein

When you bite into a hamburger or steak, you already know the cost to the cow, but what about the wolves, coyotes, bears and other wildlife that were killed in getting that meat to your plate?

1 Year, 1 Rogue Agency, 2 Million Native Animals Dead

Noah Greenwald | Posted 08.09.2014 | Green
Noah Greenwald

Think about what that means: Nearly 5,500 animals a day, 228 every hour, 5 every minute.

Government Plans to Kill the Messenger

Travis Bruner | Posted 07.08.2014 | Green
Travis Bruner

Ravens aren't the problem, and killing them isn't the solution. It would be better to listen to the message ravens bear about unstable ecosystems, and work towards restoration, rather than destroy our wild heritage.

Taxpayer-Supported Animal Cruelty

Cathy Kangas | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Cathy Kangas

We need to look at every government agency that either uses animals or is responsible for animal control to determine if low cost alternatives are available for research experiments or population control.

Rogue Agency's Agent Investigated in Wolf Killing

Kieran Suckling | Posted 06.09.2013 | Green
Kieran Suckling

The Southwest's endangered Mexican gray wolves -- with just three breeding pairs left in the wild -- are hanging on by a thread. The last thing they need is one of their own gunned down by an employee of the government that's supposed to be nursing this wild population back to health.

Are Wolves the Real Killers? Feds Count Livestock Losses Differently in the Northern Rockies

Wendy Keefover-Ring | Posted 09.11.2011 | Green
Wendy Keefover-Ring

Despite their immense importance, wolves are relentlessly persecuted by the livestock industry. These producers, as we show here, inflate the numbers of livestock losses from wolves.

Veterinarian Poisons Wildlife, Brags About it on Facebook

Wendy Keefover-Ring | Posted 08.20.2011 | Green
Wendy Keefover-Ring

An incident wherein a Santa Fe veterinarian set out beef-basted rat poison to kill a coyote that ate an outdoor cat -- and bragged about it on Facebook -- raises issues about ethics, values, biology, and our ability to co-exist with coyotes.

Government Report: Less Than 1% of Cattle Killed by Native Carnivores and Domestic Dogs

Wendy Keefover-Ring | Posted 07.18.2011 | Denver
Wendy Keefover-Ring

Less than one percent of the American cattle inventory was lost to native carnivores in 2010. This calls into question the tens of millions per year taxpayers spend on lethal control of native carnivores.

Saving Money by Saving Wildlife

Andrew Wetzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Wetzler

Cutting Wildlife Services' budget for the lethal control of carnivores is a win-win proposition for wildlife and the federal budget.

Wildlife Services Dodges Disclosure on Animal Killing

Wendy Keefover-Ring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wendy Keefover-Ring

"Wildlife Services" is a secretive branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that annually kills millions of animals. Last year, it liquidated more than four million wildlife and pets.

The Case Against Poisoning Our Wildlife

Camilla Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Camilla Fox

Over 120,000 native carnivores -- including coyotes, wolves, bobcats, badgers, foxes, and bears -- are killed every year by Wildlife Services, largely at the behest of corporate agribusiness interests.

Sick of Cyanide

Nicole Rosmarino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nicole Rosmarino

Each year, a federal agency kills thousands of coyotes, wolves, bears, eagles and other native carnivores on behalf of agribusiness using two lethal poisons.

Coyotes: Fascinating Animals Who Should Be Appreciated, Not Killed

Marc Bekoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

I've studied coyotes for more than 35 years, and along with research performed by my colleagues, we've discovered that talking about "the" coyote is misleading.