Holy Mother of Everything That is Sacred: Propaganda from Wildlife Services.. the killing machine within USDA. They are essentially, a federal extermination agency for hire.
They kill millions of animals, often on public land, each year. They have been opposed and criticized widely but have such clout that even wide spread, documented proof of abuse by the agency and its employees/contractors, and repeated congressional calls for accountability and control have been ignored. The best that congress was given after requesting investigation was an internal audit being conducted by USDA.
And they are not fooling around.. they are not worried about insects in this video. They want blood. “You may not know it, but we are under attack.” That is the opener. We really need to nuke nature, and Wildlife Services are the heroes who are willing to keep us safe by what ever means of trapping, denning, underwater drowning, areal shooting, or cyanide poisoning necessary. Listen carefully. In the end, it all comes down to protecting the interests of the Ag industry. Sure they throw in words like ecosystem, and native species, but they do not mean it.
For example, take threat no. 3, starlings. They cause disease by transferring cow shit on their feathers and feet. So the birds are the problem, not the fact that the manure is contaminated. And this has nothing to do with the fact that cows are living in, drinking and eating manure 24/4 under modern factory farm practices, or that there are methods for farms to modify structures and operations to make them starling resistant, but farmers do not want to be bothered.
Enemy No 1 are feral swine. Too bad they do not tell us that the reason for this is that they have killed off all of the pigs natural predators, such as wolves. So instead, they are working on “development of oral toxicants and vaccines and swine specific delivery systems.” If that does not scare you to death, then you need to do a little more research on Wildlife Services.