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Wildlife Services Slaughtered 2.7 Million Animals in 2014 in the Name of...

Marc Bekoff, Professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado:
“I’ve written a number of essays on a federal agency called Wildlife Services whose stated mission, namely, ‘to resolve wildlife conflicts to allow people and wildlife to coexist,’ couldn’t be further from what they actually do. Federal agents working for Wildlife Services killed 2,713,570 animals in 2014, down from 4,378,456 animals killed in 2013. Animals killed "included 570 black bears, 322 gray wolves, 61,702 coyotes, 2,930 foxes, and 305 mountain lions. The agency also killed three bald eagles and five golden eagles using methods like cyanide capsules, neck snares, and foot traps.”