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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:32 PM

Government Competes with Private Businesses to Kill Wild Animals

Government Competes with Private Businesses to Kill Wild Animals

Already under scrutiny for killing vast numbers of wild and domesticated animals, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services is now being criticized for taking work away from private companies hired to control species.


Wildlife Services was the subject of a Sacramento Bee investigation earlier this year that revealed the agency’s animal control efforts over the years had killed millions of wild animals, as well as thousands of family pets, and caused negative impacts on the environment.

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“Government is not supposed to compete, head to head, with the private sector when the private sector is already fulfilling the need,” Kevin Clark, chief executive officer of Critter Control, told the Bee. “Nuisance wildlife control operators are more than capable of handling these problems.”

Government records obtained by the newspaper showed Wildlife Services has killed animals on behalf of more than 2,500 customers, including Fortune 500 companies, ranchers, prisons, country clubs, airports, federal agencies and other clients. Corporate clients include BP, Chevron, Coca-Cola, Dow Chemical, Ford and Toyota, Walt Disney World, Wells Fargo and Pfizer. For this work, the agency was paid $72 million in 2011, an increase of $20 million over what it earned in 2006.

http://www.allgov.com/news/where-is-the-money-going/government-competes-with-private-businesses-to-kill-wild-animals-121122?news=846269

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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 01:54 PM

1. america's gun owners will murder these animals for the kicks, n0 charge so why pay anyone? nt

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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 10:16 PM

2. Because some of those animals hunt back and the teabaggers are chickenshit.

Like the wild hogs in Texas and surrounding. Those things are vicious.

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