So much for fiscal responsibility: federal lawmakers push to increase budget of widlife-killing agency
We've written a lot about Wildlife Services, a little know agency within the federal Department of Agriculture that spends tens of millions of dollars a year killing wildlife such as mountain lions, bears, wolves, and coyotes in the name of "livestock protection" at taxpayer expense. Their favored methods include gunning down animals from helicopters, trapping, and poisons.
But I am, quite frankly, flabbergasted that now it appears the livestock industry is pushing for an increase to Wildlife Service's budget, an increase they hope will be spent to subsidize the killing of even more coyotes, wolves, and mountain lio
I can think of few worse places to be spending federal dollars. But that's some people in Congress for you these days: they want to cut money to protect your health and safety and spend it to subsidize the killing of wildlife.