US govt agency slaughtered 2.7 million animals last year, including household pets

The US Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Service killed 2.7 million animals last year, thanks to its controversial culling program. Many of them didn’t die on purpose, but were caught via unselective methods meant for other animals.

 The USDA released its so-called “kill list,” a report officially  called “Animals Taken by Wildlife Services ‒ FY 2014.” The dead  animals listed came from 319 species of birds and cats, bears and  bats, monkeys and muskrats, and many other types of animals.