You may not want to see this. So brace yourself. The images (linked)
are terrifying and disgusting.
Federal agent Jamie P. Olson sic’d 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
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.
Wildlife belong to
all Americans; they must not be brutalized by the likes of federal agent Mr. Jamie
For the Wild Ones,
Carnivore Protection Director