The U.S. Department of Agriculture's notorious and misleadingly named "Wildlife Services" program continues to kill native animals across the country at the behest of Big Ag. In California the program killed more than 21,000 native animals last year, including mountain lions, coyotes, foxes and bears. Because of the indiscriminate nature of its methods, many nontarget animals also suffer and die.
In response to Center lawsuits, Wildlife Services has finally begun analyzing the harms of its actions in California — so the public has a rare chance to weigh in on how to best address conflicts with wildlife.
Tell Wildlife Services that nonlethal methods have been proven more effective in addressing conflicts and it must stop its barbaric practice of targeting wildlife with cruel snares and poisons.