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Fire USDA Wildlife Services Employee for Animal Cruelty, Demand Wildlife Advocates – November 14, 2012

Public outraged over photographs showing hunting dogs mauling leghold-trapped coyotes, raccoons, and other wild animals

Graphic images of wild animals trapped and tortured by a federal government employee went viral in late October, raising public outrage. The photographs – showing hunting dogs mauling leghold-trapped coyotes, raccoons, and other wild animals were posted on the personal Facebook and Twitter pages of Jamie P. Olson, an employee of the US Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services and a coyote hunting tournament coordinator.

dogs shredding a trapped coyote

Olson’s job is to trap, poison, and shoot wildlife, largely at the behest of ranchers as part of the agency’s predator control program. However, intentional animal torture is not part of the job description, say wildlife… more

by: Camilla Fox

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