Skip to comments.Animal torture, abuse called a 'regular practice' within federal wildlife agency
Posted on 03/12/2013 6:23:33 PM PDT by haffast
It was a productive day for Gary Strader when he pulled his vehicle up to a remote site in northeast Nevada and found nine coyotes caught in leg hold snares set by the federal government. As was routine, Strader, a former trapper with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, signaled his dogs to attack.
His supervisor, who had accompanied him that day, watched and laughed as the dogs circled the coyotes and ripped into them, Strader recalled.
"That was regular practice," said Strader, who in 2009 left Wildlife Services, a little-known program within the USDA. The program is tasked with humanely killing wildlife seen as a threat to the environment and livestock, as well as protecting the public from wildlife hazards to commercial planes at airports.
"You let your dogs fight with them. That was part of the job," said Strader. "There's not a person in Wildlife Services who is not aware of it."
"I had to kill hundreds of coyote pups and pregnant females," Strader continued. "If you found a coyote den, you just bombed it."
Rex Shaddox, a Texas law enforcement officer who worked for Wildlife Services in the 1980s, said he left the agency which at the time was called Animal Damage Control after a particularly disturbing occurrence.
Shaddox said he and other workers were ordered to report to a city dump in Uvalde, Texas, to witness agency officials experiment with M-44 sodium cyanide on dogs from a local pound that were supposed to be euthanized.
We were told to watch as they held the dogs down and shot cyanide into their mouths, one by one, he said. I went home and cried that day. And then I quit.
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Sounds like lies to me.
The photos on the Facebook page of an employee would indicate that it is NOT a lie to me.
I don’t have any love for coyotes, but they should be humanely destroyed, not tortured to death with dogs. If this is true, the person with the dogs should do time like Michael Vick.
doing that is so wrong
No man who lives in or near the wild would do such a thing.
This is something, however, that a Chicago thug would do to his neighbor.
To add to this horror, the demagogue whore Kristin Gillibrand, mini-me to Upchuck Schumer, personally pushed through a bill last April to allow these USDA killers to go onto federal wildlife preserves in the area (notably, the local gem Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge), where they had never been allowed before. They used the same methods to kill more than 80% of the geese there, something like 850 geese. Gillibrand claimed that the geese were sent upstate to be "processed" to feed the homeless, but I am quite certain she just justifies the senseless murder of these birds with this fiction. I doubt that homeless people would want to eat geese which fed on who-knows-what. I wrote her a scathing letter, which was never answered, coward that she is.
Now them is good eatin'.
I agree. I live in a very rural area with lots of wildlife and though I used to hunt game, I always took them out quickly with a clean shot. The thought of sending dogs to attack helpless, trapped, coyotes is sickening to me. I can't even imagine the mindset of a person that would enjoy torturing helpless wild animals.
This would be a good reason to insist on gays in the military. From some stories I have read the worst of the nazi SS stormtroopers were closet gays. They must have been some kind of psychos at least, to do the things they did. And how to you get that many all packed together - if not on purpose.
Our society is incubating are some heartless, dark SOBs out there. : (
At one time to get a job in authority over others, you had to have demonstrated a high degree of moral character - honor. My father’s generation valued demonstrated high moral character and honor. Some freaks got through, but most were pretty trustworthy and good.
That is where the American military, police officers and other authority figures got a reputation of being trustworthy - worthy of public respect.
As with everything else, this generation is living off what came before them. They are not passing it along. I think it is because immigration without assimilation has overwhelmed the American. : (
Interesting theory, Mr. K, and unfortunately one that has some historical support. People with a reason to hate the general population, whether they be whackos or groups raised to hate others, will be more likely to turn on the average citizen when the time comes. The left has used their goon squads to intimidate and kill the opposition throughout the world, so why not use the same tactics here?
I think there’s more truth to your theory than most people would like to believe. Putting people lacking any moral compass into positions of authority makes for an easily manipulated force, and they wouldn’t question the motives of their leaders, as long as they were getting to live their perverse lifestyles.
as factoryrat said “Putting people lacking any moral compass into positions of authority makes for an easily manipulated force,”
That says it way better than I did
With all that hollow point .40 ammo the fedgov bought, they couldn't just shoot the vermin? Oh, that's right; they're saving that fir US!
Your theory is actually their plan. You are just wise enough to recognize it.