IDAHO GIVES for IDAHO WILDLIFE!
Thursday, May 7th was IDAHO GIVES – and we’re thrilled to say that we met and exceeded our goal!
24 Hours, 79 Donors, $12,165 in Gifts + a $10,000 Match = one very happy group of attorneys ready to take on Wildlife Services! That’s $22,165 added to our Wildlife Services war chest.
Thanks so much to all who helped make Idaho Gives a great success for us, and for Idaho’s wildlife!
USDA’s Wildlife Services is a federal agency out of control. In 2013 alone, this taxpayer-funded organization killed 4 million wild animals across the country, approximately 200,000 of which were in Idaho.
Largely at the behest of the ranching industry, Wildlife Services indiscriminately kills predators and scavengers such as coyotes, wolves, cougars and ravens; and also targets smaller “pest” species such as beavers, foxes, badgers and a variety of birds. Their kill methods include leg and neck snares, poisoning by sodium cyanide capsules and aerial gunning.
Despite clear science showing the ecological dangers of killing off predator species and habitat builders such as beavers, Wildlife Services continues to operate under the full protection of the law in Idaho.
Advocates for the West is suing Wildlife Services in Idaho for its egregious mistreatment of our wildlife. In 2015 alone, it will cost us at least $50,000 to keep this important case fueled.
You can help us demand that this rogue agency take accountability for its actions by making a gift today!