Your tax dollars at work: U.S. government admits poisoning millions of birds and animals

…in the wake of the recent Giffords shooting, we have U.S. government officials running around screaming about how much they disavow violence, saying things like “violence should never be used to resolve problems.”

But their actions say something different: Violence against non-human life forms is not only tolerated and approved by the federal government, but even encouraged…

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(NaturalNews) The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is engaged in what can only be called an avian holocaust through itsBye Bye Blackbird program that has poisoned tens of millions of birds over the last decade. The USDA even reports the number of birds it has poisoned to death in a PDF document posted on the USDA website.

Anticipating the USDA possibly removing that document, we have posted a copy on NaturalNews servers at:…

The original source URL of this file was:…

This document shows that, just in 2009, the following bird populations were poisoned and killed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, using taxpayer dollars:

(Listed as “Intentional” and “Killed / Euthanized”)

Brown-headed cowbirds: 1,046,109
European Starlings: 1,259,714
Red-winged blackbirds: 965,889
Canadian geese: 24,519
Grackles: 93,210
Pigeons: 96,297

…plus tens of thousands of crows, doves, ducks, falcons, finches, gulls, hawks, herons, owls, ravens, sparrows, swallows, swans, turkeys, vultures and woodpeckers, among other animals.

The chart even shows that the USDA“unintentionally” euthanized one Bald Eagle.

The article continues at Natural News.

Update: A reader responds, “This doesn’t bother me and it isn’t a big secret. The USDA routinely helps farmers by eradicating pest species like blackbirds. They also issue nuisance permits to farmers for things like cormorants. Rice farmers and catfish farmers in Louisiana both take part in these programs. The blackbirds are a big problem in winter because of the size of the flocks along the Gulf Coast. Brown-headed cowbirds are an evil little nest parasite and are regularly shot on sight in this house. They lay their eggs in the nests of other birds and leave. The other, usually smaller birds are left to raise their giant young which usually out compete the host’s young. Starlings are another nuisance. Both are non-native to North America.”

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