One might imagine that an agency called "Wildlife Services" would take on a supportive role in safeguarding wildlife. Think again. Often dubbed "the Killing Agency," this branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has had hackles raised among members of wildlife conservation communities for years and now this agency is back in the thick of it. WildEarth Guardians requested their public records under the Freedom of Information Act regarding the Fox Mountain Mexican wolf pack, reported livestock depredation, and the capture of the pack alpha female. Almost 80% of the 870 of the report's pages were blacked out. What is this controversial agency hiding now?
Read more from the San Francisco Chronicle: http://www.sfgate.com/news/science/article/Group-blasts-feds-over-redacted-wolf-documents-3975325.php
Wildlife Services' Records Response Related to Fox Mountain Wolf Pack October 2012