Cuts include Wildlife Services-
Obama’s budget would deeply cut farm subsidies. By P.J. Huffstutter, Los Angeles Times
I kind of thought Obama might not figure this out, but his budget proposal seems to take a whack at this nasty agency as well as the heretofore unstoppable subsidy payments to rich and corporate farmers. If you want to help wildlife, please write to the President and your members of Congress urging an axe be taken to the Department of Agriculture agency Wildlife Services. Make it clear you are not asking for cuts in the Department of Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service. These can be confused because the anti-wildlife cattle and sheep operations deliberately got the federal agency that kills wildlife, Animal Damage Control renamed “Wildlife Services.”
This is not all good news because the Department of Agriculture does have some conservation programs that protect the land, although perhaps at too high a monetary cost.
It is possible that the explanation of Governor Schweitzer’s behavior on both bison and wolves are the cuts to wasteful USDA programs, including the federal wolf killing agency. I personally think that cutting Wildlife Services budget is one of the best things we can do to protect our native wildlife from government directed killing.
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Cuts to Wildlife Service’s proposed by Obama’s budget. Note that FY 2012 begins on October 1, 2011
Wildlife Damage Management
2010 enacted $79 million
2011 Estimate $79 million
2012 Budget $69 million. Ask for zero, RM