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Ways to protect wildlife – how we keep wildlife safe from Wildlife Services and promote non-lethal management

Reforming Wildlife Services

Though Wildlife Services’ slaughter of native wildlife is abhorrent, unscientific, and ineffective, it nevertheless takes time and effort to stop the agency in its tracks. WildEarth Guardians works at the county, state, and federal levels to reform Wildlife Services.  If you would like to join us in giving voice to the animals forever silenced by Wildlife Services, download our Advocate Toolkit to learn three easy ways to get involved.

Our work begins at the local level, we work to cancel contracts or require nonlethal tools to be used in the contracts counties often draw up with Wildlife Services to kill local wildlife at the request of ranchers. At the state level, we endeavor to remove the most dangerous tools from the agency’s cruelty toolbox, such as getting a moratorium on M-44 cyanide bombs in Idaho and ceasing wildlife killing across wilderness areas in Nevada. And at the federal level, we go all the way to the halls of Capitol Hill and federal courtrooms to hold Wildlife Services accountable to the public and the wildlife they should be serving.

Each victory, whether at the local, state, or federal level, brings us one step closer to ending Wildlife Services’ killing for good.

Help End the War on Wildlife

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What We’re After

Native wildlife deserves to exist and thrive in their home—the iconic landscapes of the American West. We are building a groundswell of support to end the cruel and outdated killing methods of Wildlife Services.

STOP

Stop poisoning, trapping, snaring, aerial gunning, and other inhumane practices.

PROTECT

Protect millions of wild animals from being targeted by Wildlife Services agents every year.

NURTURE

Nurture compassion for all animals through non-lethal wildlife management.

REFORM

Reform Wildlife Services to comply with modern science-based best practices.

Make Our Public Lands Cruelty-Free

Tell your elected officials to End the War on Wildlife. Stand with wildlife against the cruel and ecologically destructive practices of the federal wildlife-killing agency, Wildlife Services.

SIGN THE PETITION

 

How You Can Help

Help protect the incredible, vulnerable wildlife of the West! Be a guardian for the wild by joining the conversation, learning about current issues, and making your voice heard. Together, we’re a powerful force for nature.

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