Is there room for legitimate debate on the wildlife services program? Of course, but not for the reasons given. It's fair to question the program's effectiveness at reducing livestock predation, whether the feds should be subsidizing the business costs of the livestock industry, the widespread use of poison, and the program's toll on non-targeted species. But from a purely biological perspective the ADC doesn't even begin to reduce predator (mainly coyote) populations and it's farcical to couch the debate in terms of a "war on wildlife," as these groups are doing. If it's a war, then judging by the number of coyotes, coons, skunks, possums and beavers out there it's one we're losing badly.