Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Wildlife Abuse at the Hands of a Federal Agent - UPDATED

These photos are of [REMOVED], a self-identified (on Facebook) "wildlife specialist" for  USDA's Wildlife Services. The coyote was alive at the time he allowed his dogs to rip her to shreds.




Please, someone, get this man psychological counseling. Anyone who is entertained or amused by letting his dogs kill a trapped coyote has something very, very wrong with him.

UPDATED:

Apparently, this is something of a hobby for this guy.




UPDATED 10/31: Let us be clear. We have no idea whether this person was on the job while these activities occurred. His self-identification as an Wildlife Services agent does not imply that he was working at the time he let his dogs torture the trapped coyote. All of these photos are public (from his Facebook and Twitter feed). Demarcated Landscapes appreciates that others are taking an interest in this activity, but it is not illegal under the law, and how it conforms to moral law depends on your morality.

It is our greatest hope that shining light on these actions will change them. If he was working for a federal agency, we hope to change the agency's tolerance of these behaviors, which the majority of Americans will surely find abhorrent. 

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think this illustrates precisely why hunting wolves and coyotes with dogs shouldn't be made legal. Disgusting. I wouldn't expect this of our government agencies. Who is running the asylum?

Anonymous said...

Jamie P. Olson is also the director of CoyoteHunt.net which holds killing tournaments in several states.

"About Coyote Hunter -
Since its inaugural year in 2001, the Coyote Hunter Tournament Series has grown in every way imaginable. From a four-fold increase in number of participants to an upsurge in prize money of well over 1200% the series has attained its place as the world’s preeminent coyote hunting tournament series. Today, predator hunters from nearly a dozen states regularly participate in the Coyote Hunter Tournament Series. Coyote Hunter runs more tournaments and pays out more in prize money each year than any other organization in the US. In addition, no other organization has paid out as much in prize money for tournaments over the past 10 years as Coyote Hunter."

Anonymous said...

If that is the case, he shouldn't be working for a government wildlife agency. Conflict much? Or maybe it does reflect the general attitude of our government towards the country's wildlife. I hope this coward (I hesitate to call him a man) is fired.

Las Landscapers said...

Worth noting that Mr. Olson's photos are in a folder called "Work."

Anonymous said...

Please call, email and write Mr.Olson's supervisor to let him know how you feel about our tax dollars being spent to support this kind of animal cruelty.

Rod Krischke. Wyoming State Director, Wildlife Services, P.O. Box 59, Casper, WY 82602; (307) 261-5336; rod.f.krischke@aphis.usda.gov.

Anonymous said...

https://twitter.com/coyotehunternet

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1104624988200.2016744.1604035180&type=3

Mia McPherson said...

This is sickening. I do not understand why this man still has a job in Wildlife Services. If he had done that to a dog he'd be in jail for a long time.

Disillusioned Liberal said...

Reality check: odds are, everybody here who is so offended by this is perfectly fine with killing human fetuses.

Anonymous said...

Just another inbred hillbilly. Amazing what some people will think is "cool". Apparently he likes to watch.Thanks to this blog post he can kiss his job goodbye.

Andrew Simpson said...

Disillusioned Liberal. Yup. definitely.

If you can't see the ethical differences between abortion and this then you are lost.

Joe said...

Disillusioned Liberal:

A: Don't derail: the debate here is about the appropriateness of this man's actions in deliberately killing coyotes in an unnecessarily cruel way.

B.) Don't use false equivalencies. We aren't "okay" with abortions, we respect the right of women to control their bodies, in the same way we respect an individual's right to decide that an animal they care for should be put down. But both abortions and euthanizing an animal are medical procedures designed to be done with minimal risk and discomfort and maximal respect for living, conscious beings: I assure you that everyone here would have trouble with either abortion or euthanization by dog attack.

C.) The debate about the necessity of culling predator populations and the balance between business profitability and biodiversity is one that should be made scientifically. But there is not now, and never will be a debate about whether culling activities should include cruelty for the kicks of those humans involved. This is wrong, on its face, and without consideration of any other activity or circumstance. This is wrong.

Andrew Simpson said...

Has there been any follow up on this? I tried to email the head of wildlife services at the listed address but the email bounce.

DeLands said...

Andrew,

The USDA has been monitoring the blog like Mr. Olson's dogs monitor his coyote traps. From D.C. to Ft. Collins, these folks have been checking in regularly for comments and updates. Today, we even wrote an open plea for them to respond with an action plan for addressing this behavior among one of their own.

So far, silence.

Keep calling, emailing, and asking for answers. U.S. taxpayers support their work; we should be able to get answers when something like this happens.

Thank you for trying. Keep at it.

- D.L.

mytrailtails said...

This is absolutely horrendous!
How can someone call themselve human and do this?

I'm appalled... disgusted and frankly pissed off.

Look at the coyote, so scared and fighting for it's life... not a chance to get away...

If the thing was such a nuisance and they needed to get rid of them, just SHOOT it!
I hate to see animals killed but, jeez... I'd much rather see it shot than tortured to death.

Put that guy in a trap... let hungry coyotes tear HIS ass apart!

What a bunch of BS!

-Chris

Anonymous said...

Keep trying Joe, maybe you can convince yourself that " both abortions and euthanizing an animal are medical procedures designed to be done with minimal risk and discomfort and maximal respect for living", It is you who is not human to even put those two in the same sentence. A fetus is a living human being, and to compare it to the killing of an animal is, to say the least, the basest of attitudes. School yourself on humanity before you try to school the commenter for stating the obvious.

Anonymous said...

"It is you who is not human to even put those two in the same sentence. A fetus is a living human being, and to compare it to the killing of an animal is, to say the least, the basest of attitudes."
Newsflash: Human beings are part of the animal kingdom. It is only for our own convenience, and to rationalize our wanton cruelty towards other species, that we place ourselves "above" animals. (When's the last time you saw a coyote set a trap and then rip an animal to shreds when it couldn't escape, just for "fun"?) Fetuses also don't feel pain, and I don't understand what your point is anyway - that if you care about stopping abortions you are not allowed to care about anything else, such as reducing the suffering of animals? You're an idiot.

Anonymous said...

I guess I always thought gov't agencies hired professional people like scientists, biologists to work with our wildlife and not professional hit men, psychos and contract killers to get the job done. Boy was I wrong. If Olson loses his job with the USDA, I'm sure they can find a place for him in a slaughterhouse. Poor animals. :(

Anonymous said...

I have also found many of these websites temporairly shut down, which is aggrevating, these people are cowards who hide, and show disrepct by doing this. Isn't it there jobs to hear our opinions and feelings on such matters?
No living thing deserves to die such a cruel tortorus death, and he should be punished to the fullest extreme of the law, and never be allowed around any animals ever again.

Anonymous said...

son of a bitch

Anonymous said...

This is barbaric and cruel. He should be jailed and never allowed to own or come in contact with any animals again.

Bellthorpe said...

The correct email address is rodney.f.krischke@aphis.usda.gov

Anonymous said...

olsen is s a psycho. he needs psyc counseling. he needs to be in jail.