Petition: Stop Culling Mountain Goats in U.S. National Parks

Petition: Stop Culling Mountain Goats in U.S. National Parks

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Recently 38 mountain goats were culled by sharpshooters in helicopters in the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. The National Park Service decided to cull them because the size of the herd was growing (they were believed to have a population of about 100).

They supposedly threaten the native of the park because they eat the same food.

According to the National Park Service, the herd of bighorn sheep in the park is one of the smallest in the state. However, they made the decision to cull the goats despite opposition from Interior Secretary David Bernhardt who says they culled the goat over the State of Wyoming’s objections.

He says they had not come to a solution they agreed upon and called the culling a “farce.”

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department was also against the use of aerial lethal removal, instead allowing skilled to slowly reduce the population of the goats.

Ideally, these animals wouldn’t be killed at all and apparently some were removed using non-lethal methods, so why were so many shot dead unnecessarily?

This by the Care2 Team accuses National Park Service of doing this not for the preservation of bighorn sheep, but for trophy hunters, who certainly prefer to have more bighorn sheep to kill for a bigger trophy than the small horns of a mountain goat.

Sign this petition calling on the National Park Service to publicly commit to never undertaking this kind of vicious execution of mountain goats again!

This article was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 1 April 2020. Lead Image Source : Lou Sisneros Photography/Shutterstock

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M Leybra
M Leybra

The National Park Service is an agency of Secretary David Bernhardt’s Dept. of the Interior who ‘supposedly’ “opposed” the cull, a joke which makes no sense. The Wyoming Dept. of Game & Fish ‘supposedly’ also “opposed” the aerial cull & would’ve preferred killing the goats at a slower pace. Which does make sense since they get big fees from the sheep trophy hunters & I’d have to guess also from mountain goat hunters, euphemistically referred to as “sharpshooters.” In any case, the goats are dead in the continuing war against wildlife & look to the dollar.


broken link! where is that petition?


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Leave the wild life alone you murdering bastards, why do you arseholes always have to kill?

george mira

Bad link. But Ban Gunfags – they shoot the bighorns NPS claims to save by shooting Mt. Goats. Many desert ranges once holding Bighorn populations are empty – NOT due to Mt goats, but to Gunfags. eliminate them instead.

Janet Kenedy

Petition couldn’t be found 🙁