April 2007
High Country News;4/30/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 8, p3
The article provides some data on wildlife killed in the U.S. during 2005. There are about 1.7 million animals killed by the Wildlife Services of the Department of Agriculture, whose mission is to resolve wildlife conflicts and create a balance in nature. The number of coyotes killed in the country by the Wildlife Services has reached 72,817. There are 1,147 feral cats killed by the Wildlife Services, while another 552 are freed. Some of the species killed by coyotes include black-footed ferrets, pets, and lambs.


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