This federal agency a.k.a. "Murder Inc." wages horrific war on all types of wildlife.
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. More appropriately called Murder, Inc., 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."
Wildlife Services has been killing millions upon millions of animals for a long time. Dr. Bradley Bergstrom, a biologist at Valdosta State University, notes, "The whole approach of just getting rid of the perceived problem by killing it is something that this agency has been doing for well over 100 years." And, as they merrily torment, torture, and kill these animals, Wildlife Services continues to be scrutinized by those who want to put them out of business (please see "Exposed: Human-Animal Interactions and the War on Wildlife" and also "Murder Incorporated: Wildlife Services Under Public Scrutiny" and "The Federal Government Killed Nearly Three Million Animals Last Year"). Oregon Representative Peter DeFazio (D) claims, "Their lethal predator control program is particularly inhumane and totally unnecessary." More details on the documentary "Exposed: USDA's Secret War on Wildlife" can be seen here.