Tell Secretary Vilsack to Protect Wildlife

Should our government be in the business of killing animals for the benefit of private interests? The Humane Society of the United States is urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to implement much needed transformational reforms of its Wildlife Services program.

The seven reforms we recommend could work together to build a Wildlife Services program that truly enable co-existence between people and wildlife and supports ecosystem health by:

• Using the most humane and effective methods with an emphasis on preventing conflicts
• Assessing its methods for animal welfare impacts
• Fully analyzing the program’s impacts
• Making healthy ecological communities a priority
• Adopting a documented public decision-making process
• Being transparent and open to the public
• Providing broad public benefits and not subsidize private interests

Please contact Secretary Vilsack and tell him that the USDA Wildlife Services needs these reforms and ask him to immediately begin implementing them.

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Dear Secretary Vilsack,

The USDA Wildlife Services is a relic of the past, exterminating wildlife as a government subsidy for private ranchers and other special interests, using inhumane and ineffective methods, while the U.S. taxpayer foots a large share of the bill from every level of government. Reform is urgently needed so that Wildlife Services will benefit from more public support by being more fiscally responsible and transparent and by promoting co-existence between people and wildlife, while supporting ecosystem health.

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