Federal Employee Jamie Olson Sics His Dogs on Trapped Coyote ~ Send Emails and Call Now Please. Ask for Termination of Employment.
BACKGROUND ~ WILD EARTH GUARDIANS
Federal Wildlife Agent Jamie Olson:
Photos of animal abuse and suffering posted on a Federal Wildlife Services specialist’s Facebook and other Web pages are stirring anger among wildlife advocates. In one series of images the pictures show two dogs savagely attacking a coyote in a leg-hold trap and the employee posing with the tattered carcass of a coyote. They also show other trapped animals – dead and alive. The Facebook photos began to circulate October 30, 2012 on the Web after being spotted by an environmentalist. The Facebook page has since been taken down. Read the Sacramento Bee’s news article covering this story.
WILDLIFE ADVOCATES – PLEASE SEND FOLLOWING EMAIL, COPY AND PASTE MESSAGE BETWEEN THE TWO ROWS OF **********
Mr. Rod Krischke, State Director
Wyoming Wildlife Services
P.O. Box 67
Casper, WY 82602
- PHONE: 307-261-5336
- FAX: 307-261-5996
- EMAIL: Rodney.F.Krischke@aphis.usda.gov
- EMAIL CC: William Clay, Deputy Administrator for Wildlife Services (Bill.Clay@aphis.usda.gov)
- EMAIL CC: Jeffrey S. Green, Western Regional Director for Wildlife Services (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- CALL TOLL FREE: 1-866-487-3297 CLICK [HERE] to Send Free Faxes
Dear State Director Krischke:
On behalf of the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and Project Coyote (PC), I am writing to request your immediate investigation of Jamie P. Olson, a Wildlife Services (WS) employee based in Douglas, Wyoming for blatant acts of animal cruelty. Should you determine — as I EXPECT YOU WILL — that Mr. Olson engaged in unethical and inhumane practices, either in the course of his work or as a private trapper, I urge you to terminate his employment with WS.
On Tuesday, October 30, 2012, Animal Welfare Institute and Project Coyote received the photographs shown at this link,
which were published on Mr. Olson’s Facebook, Via.me, Twitter pages and on a Strongbow Airedales website. The photographs, which are described as “work” photographs on one or more of these pages, depict a number of a raccoon, bobcat, and coyotes trapped with steel-jaw leghold traps.
AWI and Project Coyote firmly oppose the use of steel-jaw traps for the capture of any species given their inherent cruelty. I am further alarmed that instead of immediately killing the trapped animals, this WS employee inflicted even greater fear and pain on already-suffering animals caught in these brutal traps by allowing dogs to torment or attack the trapped animals as is depicted in several of the photographs. This is unacceptable behavior for any trapper, but such wanton cruelty and callous disregard for the welfare of these animals is particularly egregious when done by a government employee and must not be tolerated..
Furthermore, another photograph posted on Olson’s Twitter page titled “Eagles got to this adult female before i did. #3 bridger on a drag,” (also shown at this link – http://wg.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=priorities_wildlife_war_wildlife_kill_methods_trapping_abuse&autologin=true ) demonstrates Olson’s failure to check
his traps in a timely manner and his disregard for the animal’s pain and suffering.
I also note that Mr. Olson appears to be the primary organizer of several coyote contest hunts in Montana and one scheduled for January 2013 in Dickson, North Dakota ( article dated October 15, 2012 about the MT contest and the attached flyer advertising the ND contest mentioned at below link).
Click on this link for further Information Please: http://media.sacbee.com/smedia/2012/11/01/22/24/vchnG.So.4.pdf
Mr. Olson’s mobile phone number is included in the article. If this is a WS-issued phone, Mr. Olson’s use of it to organize and promote a coyote killing contest is unacceptable and provides additional grounds for his termination.
As you know, WS is a highly controversial program responsible for killing millions of animals each year which is funded, in part, with taxpayer dollars. While AWI, PC and WS disagree about the merits of WS’ lethal control practices, there should be no question that the intentional infliction of additional suffering on any trapped animal by a WS employee is entirely unacceptable and warrants immediate termination.
Thank you for your immediate attention to this matter and for expeditiously and decisively acting on these concerns. I look forward to receiving your response to this matter inwriting by replying to My Email Address.
Posted on November 3, 2012, in Animal Rights and tagged Coyotes, Federal Wildlife Agent, Jamie Olson Trapper, Trapping, Wild Earth Guardians, Wildlife Services, Wyoming Wildlife Services. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.