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Stop the kill-first mentality when it comes to wildlife

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Originally Posted: November 13, 2012

Stop the kill-first mentality when it comes to wildlife

FROM Defenders of Wildlife

Please speak out now and urge Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to reform Wildlife Services from the federal government's top wildlife killers to a program that can truly resolve wildlife conflicts... Stop the kill-first mentality when it comes to wildlife!

Sign an online petition (copy/paste URL into your browser):
https://secure.defenders.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=2443&autologin=true

And/or better yet, make direct contact:

Tom Vilsack
Secretary of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue S.W.
Washington, DC 20250
phone (202) 720-3631
fax (202) 720-2166
AgSec@usda.gov 

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

The problem with Wildlife Services is simple: The federal program relies too heavily on killing to resolve conflicts with wildlife. All too often, these methods are brutal, expensive and ineffective, with 100,000 animals killed each year. Tens of thousands of animals have been killed by mistake over the past decade -- including family pets and federally protected wildlife.

The solution for Wildlife Services is simple as well: Stop the kill-first mentality when it comes to wildlife -- and focus on using proven non-lethal deterrents to effectively resolve conflicts.


Thank you for everything you do for animals!