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The Federal Animal Killing Program

Mar 2, 2015

Credit U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region via Flickr

Wed. 03/04 8a: For more than a century, a US federal program called Wildlife Services has been killing millions of animals—some allegedly inhumanely and unwarranted—funded by private interests and taxpayer money. But critics say the program, which is administered by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Division of the US Department of Agriculture (APHIS), is too often not in service of the animals or ecosystem, and with little regulation, transparency and accountability, it will continue to violate environmental laws and profit from animal deaths.

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