Wildlife abuse on Facebook?

U.S. wildlife specialist accused of animal cruelty

A federal wildlife specialist has drawn the ire of environmentalists and wildlife advocates for posting photos of animal abuse on his Facebook page and other Websites.

Jamie Olson (pictured), who works as a trapper for Wildlife Services in Wyoming, allegedly posted photos of two dogs attacking a coyote in a leg-hold trap and of himself posing with a coyote carcass, according to The Sacramento Bee. The photos, along with several more similar shots posted on Olson’s Twitter account and two other sites, began circulating after an environmentalist spotted them, leading to more hot water for Wildlife Services, which has been criticized for its practice of killing predatory animals to protect livestock.

Olson claimed to not know anything of the photos, saying, “I heard that someone had gotten into my Facebook account.”