23 Jul '11, 1am

The US spends more than $100 million every year to kill more than 1 million animals.

The US spends more than $100 million every year to kill more than 1 million animals.

Bring more transparency. Wildlife Services’ practices and spending should be more transparent, in line with other federal programs, so the public can assess how taxpayer dollars and natural resources are being used. Visit the Save BioGems site for more about NRDC's efforts to protect wolves and other threatened species, and how you can help. Embrace science. A more scientific and rational approach to predator control will balance environmental health and human safety against the demands of a few narrow interests. Reassess the program’s environmental impact. This predator control work operates under a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) finalized in 1994. Wildlife Services should revise this outdated PEIS, fully evaluating the environmental effects of predator control based on the latest and best available science. End the worst of the worst killing methods. ...

Full article: http://www.nrdc.org/wildlife/animals/wolves/predatorcontr...

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