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Federal Aerial Wolf Killer Photos Surface

12 Comments | Posted December 16, 2011 | 13:45:25 (EST)

After years of rumor, this week photos of a federal aerial gunner and pilot in an Idaho plane, the Killer Bee, suddenly surfaced. The yellow Piper Supercub plane, adorned with 58 wolf-paw stickers, stimulated an outpouring of emotion from wolf lovers. Each decal represented a wolf that federal...

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The Ugly Cost of Killing

Posted July 19, 2011 | 21:24:00 (EST)

Many of us are struggling financially, even while we watch Congress wrangle over deficit levels, tax cuts or increases and political ideology. Much is wrong with our economy, yet little-known, wasteful government spending continues unchecked. One such example has been with us since 1915 : the United States...

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

Posted July 12, 2011 | 20:31:00 (EST)

Fiercely fanged, wolves efficiently kill and dismember prey. Their ferocity is indisputable, but so is their unity within the pack. The wolf is therefore symbolic of both a strong family bond and wild freedom. According to biologists, these top carnivores keep ecosystems healthy and biologically robust. Despite their...

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Veterinarian Poisons Wildlife, Brags About it on Facebook

Posted June 20, 2011 | 11:20:54 (EST)

According to a news account, 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. This incident raises issues about ethics, values, biology, and ability to co-exist with coyotes.

Euthanasia, from the Greek, means...

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

Posted May 18, 2011 | 17:35:14 (EST)

Less than a quarter of one percent, 0.23%, of the American cattle inventory was lost to native carnivores and dogs in 2010, according to a Department of Agricultural report released last week. These findings call into question the tens of millions per year taxpayers and livestock growers spend...

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Legislators: Scared of Bears

Posted April 12, 2011 | 17:11:12 (EST)

In 1992, 70% of Colorado voters passed Proposition 10, the citizen-led initiative that banned bear hunting in springtime. It also banned the use of dog packs that some used to chase down bears -- so they could be cornered and shot at a convenient distance.

Hunting...

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Wildlife Services Dodges Disclosure on Animal Killing

Posted October 27, 2010 | 13:04:07 (EST)

"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, while spending $121 million--mostly tax dollars--to do the task. Their efforts purportedly help those in agribusiness, but new government data demonstrate...

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