Ban cyanide bombs that threaten pets and wildlife

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Many Americans have never heard of the federal program that uses their tax dollars to slaughter wildlife across the U.S. Wildlife Services, which is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), uses outdated and inhumane methods to kill “nuisance” animals, including coyotes and other native canids, small mammals and countless birds.

Sadly, Wildlife Services’ unscientific wildlife control methods kill thousands of animals each year that have not caused any problems. Among these tools are M-44s, baited sodium cyanide ejectors (“cyanide bombs”) that poison any animal that encounters them.

Among the animals that have fallen victim to these indiscriminate “cyanide bombs” are family pets. Hundreds of domestic dogs have been killed over the past decade, and earlier this year an Idaho boy watched his beloved dog die right before his eyes—poisoned by an M-44 that could have taken the boy’s life as well had his beloved companion not protected him. Worse yet, this all happened just outside the boy’s home while he was enjoying a day outdoors with his loyal companion and best friend.

M-44s are simply too dangerous for continued use.

You can help bring an end to the use of cyanide bombs across the U.S. Urge your U.S. representative to cosponsor “Canyon’s Law,” H.R. 1817.

A quick note to your members of Congress could help protect people, pets and wildlife. We have prepared a template email for you to send. If you prefer, you can personalize this copy to make it more effective.

Take action now

Many Americans have never heard of the federal program that uses their tax dollars to slaughter wildlife across the U.S. Wildlife Services, which is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), uses outdated and inhumane methods to kill “nuisance” animals, including coyotes and other native canids, small mammals and countless birds.

Sadly, Wildlife Services’ unscientific wildlife control methods kill thousands of animals each year that have not caused any problems. Among these tools are M-44s, baited sodium cyanide ejectors (“cyanide bombs”) that poison any animal that encounters them.

Among the animals that have fallen victim to these indiscriminate “cyanide bombs” are family pets. Hundreds of domestic dogs have been killed over the past decade, and earlier this year an Idaho boy watched his beloved dog die right before his eyes—poisoned by an M-44 that could have taken the boy’s life as well had his beloved companion not protected him. Worse yet, this all happened just outside the boy’s home while he was enjoying a day outdoors with his loyal companion and best friend.

M-44s are simply too dangerous for continued use.

You can help bring an end to the use of cyanide bombs across the U.S. Urge your U.S. representative to cosponsor “Canyon’s Law,” H.R. 1817.

A quick note to your members of Congress could help protect people, pets and wildlife. We have prepared a template email for you to send. If you prefer, you can personalize this copy to make it more effective.



 

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