This is what Lobogate looks like, but we won’t let them whitewash this away.
A federal animal damage control agent apparently killed a Mexican wolf in January and then the agency unsuccessfully attempted to throw out a smokescreen. Please call on Congress to investigate this incident.
“Wildlife Services,” the euphemistically-named, tax-payer funded program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture may have shot a highly-endangered Mexican wolf on January 19, but then apparently tried to conceal the crime. They claimed it was a case of mistaken identity.
Though the agent may become the fall guy, the problem is not just the individuals who have a shoot-first mentality. It’s an attitude that pervades the entire agency culture. The agency also embraces concealment and cruelty in its scorched earth program that kills millions of animals each year.
Remember our records request that netted 700 completely blacked out pages? That’s the same group.
Let your representative know you’ve seen enough of the cover-up and want a full investigation of this deceptive agency.
WildEarth Guardians has learned from credible sources that “Wildlife Services” employees—both its trappers and office administrators—routinely scrub clean evidence that the program kills endangered species.
When a “professional” agent can’t distinguish an exceptionally rare Mexican wolf from a coyote, we believe its time the “Wildlife Services” program should cease its work in the range of Mexican wolves completely.
Ask your Congressperson to investigate this incident and the entire “Wildlife Services” program immediately. It's time “Wildlife Services” employees – both those in the field and in offices – are instructed not to hide the deaths of rare and endangered species.