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Wildlife Services shoots wildlife from aircraft--a practice called "aerial gunning."  It garrotes animals on land and in the water with cruel traps and snares.  It strangles thousands of "target" beavers and accidentally catches hundreds of river otters. The agency broadcasts a panoply of lethal toxicants -- from cyanide to strychnine -- making our wild landscapes a minefield for any wide ranging animal, including black birds, ravens, coyotes, wolves, wolverines, prairie dogs, and bears. It hounds coyotes, mountain lions and bears, and then shoots them.  Wildlife Services dynamites beaver lodges and dams.  Wildlife Services goes to extreme lengths to kill and kill and kill. We explore a few of their lethal methods here and offer the common sense alternative to killing -- tried and true non-lethal means.