We the undersigned request that Congress fully investigate this matter urgently.
Wildlife Services’ agent Jamie P. Olson set his dogs on live coyotes that were captured in steel-jawed traps. Wildlife belong to all Americans; they must not be brutalized by federal employees.
Tell Congress to investigate Wildlife Services and rogue agents like Jamie P. Olson.
The agency's killing programs are inhumane, unscientific, expensive, ineffective and occasionally illegal. They are certainly unnecessarily cruel. Congress must immediately investigate this rogue agency. No federal agency needs oversight more than Wildlife Services.
Please hold oversight hearings immediately and bring Wildlife Services to account. Further, please consider defunding the agency's antiquated and inhumane killing programs.
The American public and our wildlife deserve better.
Here are the photos the Federal agent doesn't want you to see: http://www.wildearthguardians.org/site/PageServer?pagename=priorities_wildlife_war_wildlife_kill_methods_trapping_abuse
Thank you for your attention to this issue.
This petition closed almost 3 years ago
Federal agent Jamie P. Olson set his dogs on live coyotes that were captured by steel-jawed traps. Then he documented his own cruelty by posting the photos online. Mr. Olson works for the infamous...
Federal agent Jamie P. Olson set his dogs on live coyotes that were captured by steel-jawed traps. Then he documented his own cruelty by posting the photos online. Mr. Olson works for the infamous Wildlife Services, the federal agency that kills millions of animals annually with our tax dollars.
Demand that Congress investigate Wildlife Services and rogue agents like Mr. Jamie P. Olson and eliminate federal spending for killing native carnivores such as coyotes.
As former Wildlife Services' agent Gary Strader told the Sacramento Bee yesterday, killing trapped animals with dogs "'is very common . . . It has never been addressed by the higher-ups. They know it happens on a regular basis.'"
Wildlife Services has demonstrated that it has no moral compass and lacks ethical grounding. As we reported just last week, the agency is more concerned about covering their tracks by obscuring hundreds of pages of public records than engaging in open government. They must have a lot to hide.
Let's put a spotlight on Wildlife Services. Demand that Congress thoroughly investigate every aspect of this agency and eliminate federal funding for killing coyotes, wolves and other native carnivores.
WE ALSO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO SEND A POLITE EMAIL TO THE U.S. SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE, THOMAS VILSACK.
Email: [email protected]
Here is a link to the photos of this terrible crime as documented by Mr. Olson himself: http://wg.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=priorities_wildlife_war_wildlife_kill_methods_trapping_abuse&autologin=true
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