This is just awful!!
The Wyoming Wildlife Services are a branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
A big part of their job is to humanely kill wildlife that might threaten the environment and livestock.
But they seem to be skipping the whole humane part and are just using trained dogs to rip apart live coyotes!!
That is absolutely terrible!
A Wildlife Services employee, Jamie Olson, posted photos of this animal cruelty to his Facebook page.
After the pics were discovered, an investigation was launched, but it's been going on for months!
And Olson hasn't been fired or anything!
A Wildlife Services spokesperson said:
"With regard to allegations that a WS employee engaged in animal cruelty and misconduct, the investigation of the situation is currently ongoing. The length of the investigations underscores the seriousness that WS places on the importance of ethical and appropriate treatment of wildlife it is asked to control."
The problem is, that while this incident is being investigated, other animal cruelty is being allowed to continue!
This investigation needs to get a move on, that employee needs to be fired and they need to put new rules in place so something like this can never happen again!!
[Image via Jamie Olson/Wildlife Services.]
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