Stop the USDA from killing wildlife

PETITION: Stop the USDA from killing wildlife

TARGET: Sonny Perdue, Secretary, USDA

In a 2015 press release from The Center for Biological Diversity, data showed that the USDA’s Wildlife Services killed over “2.7 million animals during fiscal year 2014, including wolves, coyotes, bears, mountain lions, beavers, foxes, eagles and other animals.” They died because agricultural, livestock and other special interests groups determined that they were “pests,” and their lives were not important. This is not a new procedure by the USDA, we saw in 2013, Wildlife Services killed 4 million innocent animals. These innocent animals, who also play key ecological functions, were taken down with snipers, deadly poisons and traps. Not only is the USDA murdering wildlife in their own territory, they are being funded to do so with tax dollars. Instead of investing in conservation, public education, and other civic responsibilities, Wildlife Services is killing off ‘pests’. These pests include: 322 gray wolves 61,702 coyotes 580 black bears 305 mountain lions 796 bobcats 454 river otters 2,930 foxes 3 bald eagles 5 golden eagles 22,496 beavers 15,698 black-tailed prairie dogs 16 pet dogs (unintentional fatalities) Help us put an end to the death toll.

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Richard Engle
  • 1 month ago
Jana Řepová
  • 1 month ago
Kuro Fox
  • 2 months ago
No matter who is the reason behind it and why we can't and do not make excuses or allow certain things like this to be okay for the environment just point blank. If animals lives are let to be treated like this when they shouldn't be someone has to be held responsible for it. It's not a safe and healthy world when animals are actually stuck in a pit like this with working human hands over it and not enough control or responsibility for what's taken place. We do control this world that we live in and if no one does anything then the world will fall into a bad place. It won't be okay or good to let or allow anything like this to continue especially when we know better and can do better for the environment. Only we can actually do anything so it makes it look bad if something like this really just would be okay and left alone. Animals lives are important, not just because of the whole ecosystem role which is important but because they are alive. Like us they hope to have healthy good lives and do the best they can in the world they live in with us. We as the people in control over the world and what lives and dies has to be responsible for what happens in it. Animals won't be able to change things for the better themselves, only we can put forth the effort when it comes down to what we are actually doing in comparison to not doing.
Beth Harris
  • 2 months ago
Selorm Mensah
  • 3 months ago
Bob the eagle
  • 3 months ago
Kara Bhagwandeen
  • 3 months ago
Jill Heins
  • 3 months ago
I object to this unethical use of my tax dollars. Tax money should be spent on infrastructure (e.g. roads and water)--not ending animal lives.
Bianca Farrugia
  • 4 months ago
Wolves are beautiful creatures and a part of nature. They're important for the ecosystem to function properly and They keep a balance in their habitat.
emme ga
  • 5 months ago