U.S. Wildlife Services tries to maintain a harmonious coexistence between people and wildlife

Harmonious existence between people and wildlife. This is fictional as reality is far less ideal in the 21st century. In fact, it is a bit of a failure very often.

Below is a poignant quote from a famous and seriously committed animal advocate, America’s Nathan Winograd, about the US Wildlife Services. Below the quote there is a list of US Wildlife Services goals. And below that there is my assessment. What is yours? I finish with some examples of conflicts between nature and human …

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Advice on what to do if you find an injured or orphaned small wild cat in America

Canada lynx cub

This is specifically about finding a wild cat that’s been injured. I make that clear because Google can sometimes get mixed up between feral cats and wild cats. There will be a completely different approach to meeting a feral cat that’s been injured and a wild cat that’s been injured. Contact the professionals: first …

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USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service kills 200 animals per HOUR

Mountain lion in Santa Barbara County

NEWS AND COMMENT: The Guardian newspaper tells us that the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service a.k.a. ‘Wildlife Services’ (a euphemism) killed 1.7 million animals across the US in 2021 at a rate of 200 per hour. This is a reduction to their normal attrition rate which reached 5 million animals in 2008 …

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