Animals Taken By Wildlife Services (Fiscal Year 2011)
This list provides data from the U.S. Wildlife Services (a program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture) regarding the number of animals killed by the agency in 2011. The data is provided by species and state; in total, Wildlife Services killed nearly 4 million animals in 2011.
In total, Wildlife Services killed or euthanized 3,752,356 animals in 2011 and “removed/destroyed” another 26,668. By contrast, the agency “dispersed” an estimated 29,395,000 animals in 2011. Birds are among the animals most often killed; for instance, in 2011 the agency killed more than 1.5 million starlings.