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Nevada’s Predator Killing Program subject of new lawsuit

A lawsuit filed June 1, 2018 takes aim (literally) at a 15-year long, multi-million dollar program that has led to the unnecessary deaths of thousands of coyotes and ravens and dozens of mountain lions under the guise of predator management.

Originally touted as a way to “bring back Nevada’s deer herds” when passed by the Nevada Legislature in 2001, it has utterly failed to live up to its prediction.  Nevada mule deer numbers have been relatively flat for 15 years with little fluctuation.

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Project 36

Project 36: Nevada has about 1400 mountain lions widely distributed across the state. The animal is classified as a big game species. Hunters pay guides several thousand dollars to help them pursue and kill it as a trophy. Wildlife Services, the “government trappers” kill a couple dozen a year in valiant defense of the livestock industry and for more dubious reasons.  Read More Here!

 

 

Judge Says We Can Sue The Wildlife Commission

On November 3, 2016, District Lynne Simons issued a decision which affirmed our right to sue the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners over trapping excesses.  This is a win for wildlife.  It confirms that ordinary citizens who simply enjoy wildlife for its intrinsic values (without killing anything) have a right to challenge management decisions made by those in charge.  There is no need to “pay to play” with respect to these issues.  The State will have to decide whether to appeal this decision.  Otherwise, it’s on to a settlement or a trial.

The Secret Life of Mountain Lions

The Secret Life of Mountain Lions provides a rare glimpse into the family and social bonds of mountain lions. It affirms their rightful place in nature and the importance of protecting them for generations to come. Narrated by Chris Morgan (PBS, BBC, National Geographic), this video contains extraordinary footage captured with motion-triggered cameras from Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project.
Watch this rare Mt. Lion footage here!

Steel-jaw traps can inflict serious injuries to wildlife

A bald eagle, America’s national bird, is caught in a steel-jaw trap along a hiking trail near Juneau, Alaska, in December 2014. It later was euthanized.
“Even lab rats have to be treated more humanely than animals that are subject to trapping in many of the states,” said  Vickers, a vet with the UCDavis Wildlife Health Center. Read Tom Knudson’s article here

Update: Wildlife Killing Contest Petition

UPDATE: WILDLIFE KILLING CONTEST PETITION
NEVADA BOARD OF WILDLIFE COMMISSIONERS
NOVEMBER 13TH, 2015
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Wildlife Services Slaughtered 2.7 Million Animals in 2014 in the Name of Coexistence

Wildlife Services Slaughtered 2.7 Million Animals in 2014 in the Name of Coexistence

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WildEarthGuardians 9th Circuit Court of Appeals win against Wildlife Services

WildEarthGuardians 9th Circuit Court of Appeals win against Wildlife Services

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Are Wild Horses & Burros “TRASHING” Nevada’s Wildlife: No!!!!

Recently, a friend sent me your above-referenced 4-page article which I’d not seen before.  Though there is no date or authorship designated, it appears that the piece was probably issued within the past 3-4 years.
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Our Amended Complaint against the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners

Our Amended Complaint against the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners
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Make A Difference

Some contact information in case you want to write our government and let them know we don’t think this is ok!!
Contact Emails & Phone Numbers

Nevada Non-Target Trapping Data 2002 – 2015

Trapping season starts again in October.  More non-target species will be caught, including domestic pets.  The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners has done nothing…
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