Talk about overreach


Your article on Wildlife Services (“The Forever War,” HCN, 1/25/16) was informative, but much too complimentary of that rogue federal agency, which simply needs to go away. Its use of public funds to kill public resources (native birds and mammals) on public lands at the behest of private industry (livestock producers with federal grazing permits) cannot be justified under any circumstances. For all of its body counts, the agency cannot demonstrate that its efforts and expenditures make a significant difference in livestock losses to predators.

Wildlife Services’ time has passed; the agency should absolutely be eliminated. For further insights into its agenda and history, visit, and view the film Exposed: USDA’s Secret War on Wildlife. This is a classic example of government overreach!

Mike Todd
Twin Falls, Idaho

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