Environmentalists sue US Wildlife Services for killing more than 1.2 MILLION ...

Wildlife Services has come under fire after releasing the death toll of wildlife it killed in 2019.

The US Department of Agriculture program slaughtered more than 1.2 million native species including wolves, coyotes, cougars and birds – all of which was funded with taxpayer money.

The multi-million dollar federal program conducted the acts primarily to make way for the agriculture industry in states like Texas, Colorado and New Mexico.

Just days after the report was released, the organization is being sued by an environmental group for 'its outdated wildlife-killing program in New Mexico,' which is said to negatively impact the ecosystem.

The US Department of Agriculture program slaughtered more than 1.2 million native species including wolves, coyotes, cougars and birds – all of which was funded with taxpayer money

The US Department of Agriculture program slaughtered more than 1.2 million native species including wolves, coyotes, cougars and birds – all of which was funded with taxpayer money

Daily Mail has reached out to the US Department of Agriculture for comment and has yet to receive a response. 

Chris Smith, southern Rockies wildlife advocate for WildEarth Guardians, said: 'Wildlife Services is infamous for the scope and cruelty of its killing campaigns across the nation.'

'To carry out such a horrific onslaught on native wildlife in the midst of a mass extinction event and a climate crisis, without any real knowledge of the impact, is utterly outrageous.'

Wildlife Services is tasked with resolving wildlife conflicts, to allow people and animals to coexist.

The multi-million dollar federal program conducted the acts primarily to make way for the agriculture industry in states like Texas, Colorado and New Mexico. Pictured is a mountain lion, native to the US, walking through the Rocky Mountains

According to the Wildlife service's report, intentionally killed 301 gray wolves; 61,882 adult coyotes, plus an unknown number of coyote pups in 251 destroyed dens; 364,734 red-winged blackbirds (pictured) -

According to the Wildlife service's report, intentionally killed 301 gray wolves; 61,882 adult coyotes, plus an unknown number of coyote pups in 251 destroyed dens; 364,734 red-winged blackbirds (pictured) -

According to the Wildlife service's report, intentionally killed 301 gray wolves; 61,882 adult coyotes, plus an unknown number of coyote pups in 251 destroyed dens; 364,734 red-winged blackbirds; 393 black bears; 300 mountain lions; 777 bobcats; 124 river otters plus 489 killed 'unintentionally'; 2,447 foxes, plus an unknown number of red fox pups in 94 dens; and 24,543 beavers.

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