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What is a Humane Wildlife Control Service?
Wildlife Population Management Collection
  • John Griffin, The Humane Society of the United States
  • Lori Thiele, The Humane Society of the United States
  • Pamela Lough, The Humane Society of the United States
  • Janet Snyder, The Humane Society of the United States
  • Maggie Brasted, The Humane Society of the United States
  • John Hadidian, The Humane Society of the United States
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Publication Date
1-1-2008
Abstract

In May 2007, The Humane Society of the United States launched a for-fee business called Humane Wildlife Servicessm to engage in wildlife control jobs in the Washington, D.C. metro area. We had several purposes in launching this service. First, we felt it necessary to offer a service to customers in our home base area that allowed them to choose a wildlife removal company that did not trap and relocate, or trap and kill, animals. Second, we wished to directly experience and test the operational and conceptual challenges associated with this sort of service. Third, we wished to develop a model that could eventually be shared with others wishing to provide similar services in their communities. This paper describes how this operation works and discusses some of the concepts underlying what we call a “humane” wildlife service.

Citation Information
Griffin, J., Thiele, L., Lough, P., Snyder, J., Brasted, M., & Hadidian, J. (2008). What is a Humane Wildlife Control Service?. In Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference (Vol. 23, No. 23). https://doi.org/10.5070/V423110407