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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Email I got from PETA regarding helping wildlife

After I emailed them about how to help wildlife.

"Thank you for writing to PETA about the bison who were killed by police officers. We share your concern for these animals, and the information that you've provided has been passed on to the appropriate PETA staff members.

As you know, officers appropriately resort to deadly force when they believe that their lives or the lives of others are in danger. But sometimes officials draw their guns unnecessarily or too quickly. Regardless, it's important that all officials whose work puts them in contact with wild animals be trained to deal with these situations effectively and humanely. We often recommend that agencies take advantage of the National Animal Control Association's training programs ( for that reason. Since police officers are usually the first to respond to calls involving injured animals or wild animals in high-traffic human areas, we also encourage police departments around the country to adopt humane standard procedures to ensure that animals are never killed inhumanely or abandoned to suffer needlessly because of a lack of information or training.

In addition, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has specific campaigns to protect wildlife. We encourage you to contact the wildlife experts at HSUS about this case by filling out the form at or calling 202-452-1100.

We urge compassionate people to keep a list of local wildlife rehabilitators in their wallets in case of a wild animal emergency. You can find rehabilitators in your area by checking the list at

Writing letters to the editors of newspapers and magazines is another great way to raise awareness about wildlife issues. For letter-writing tips, please see our guide at and for more information about living in harmony with wildlife, please visit

Thank you again for writing and for your compassion for animals!"