01 May '12, 6am

Wildlife Service Accidentally Killed Over 50,000 Animals

Wildlife Service Accidentally Killed Over 50,000 Animals

Left to their own time-tested devices, all ecosystems will naturally ebb and flow towards a sustainable balance of predator and prey. And although this endless dance of ecological harmonization is eons-old, it is apparently not beyond the purview the government to cut in. In a revealing investigation, Sacramento Bee reporter Tom Knudson has uncovered some disturbing details regarding a little-known federal agency tasked with eliminating large numbers of some of North America's most iconic species. According to his reporting, the Wildlife Services, a branch of the Department of Agriculture, has been waging an irresponsibly haphazard war against wildlife – ironically, all in the name of conservation. Many contentious predatory species, like coyotes and wolves, believed to be most prone to attack livestock and game animals, have been targeted by the Wildlife Service for 'sele...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/wildlife-servi...

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