Terminate Federal Employee Jamie Olson for Extreme Cruelty Against Animals
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.
WHOM TO CONTACT
Email: State Director Rodney Krischke (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)
Dear State Director Krischke:
Following up on the Animal Welfare Institute’s (AWI) letter, I, too, am writing to request your immediate investigation and subsequent termination of Jamie P. Olson, a Wildlife Services (WS) employee, based in Douglas, Wyoming, for blatant acts of animal cruelty.
As you are no doubt aware, you can view the following photos published by Mr. Olson:
As noted and sourced by AWI, they, 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: 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 in writing by replying to my email address.
there is cruel and then there is monstrosity,
the beyond sadistic nature of james olson
and his atrocities.
in his sociopathic rage, he watches innocent
he belongs locked up, not in a position of
Karen Lyons Kalmenson