WILD NEW JERSEY: A DC Birding Blog: Consequences of the USDA's Wildlife-Killing Program
A DC Birding Blog: Consequences of the USDA's Wildlife-Killing Program
Coyote at Tule Lake NWR. Photo Credit: USFWS
The Sacramento Bee is reporting on the results of its investigation into the wildlife-killing practices of USDA Wildlife Services. The report is in three parts. The articles are long and maddening but very much worth reading, as this is some excellent investigative reporting. The articles are based on interviews with past and present USDA employees, as well as outside scientists and documents obtained through FOIA requests. The article focuses on mammals since that is the USDA's primary target in the western states, but the agency's actions affect birds as well.