Trump administration authorizes ‘cyanide bombs’ to kill wild animals

The Trump administration has reauthorized government officials to use controversial poison devices – dubbed “cyanide bombs” by critics – to kill coyotes, foxes and other animals across the US. The spring-loaded traps, called M-44s, are filled with sodium cyanide and are most frequently deployed by Wildlife Services, a federal agency in the US Department of […]

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Koala and kangaroo culling considered as numbers become ‘overabundant’

Animals including koalas and kangaroos could be culled in parts of South Australia, where high population numbers are damaging the landscape. A report from a parliamentary inquiry has recommended the state’s environment minister make an immediate decision to declare koalas, western grey kangaroos, long-nosed fur seals and little corellas overabundant in some areas. Culling is […]

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Petition: Ask Japan to Stop Whale Massacres!

On July 1st, Japan pulled out of the International Whaling Commission (IWC), an international treaty created to regulate whaling for the conservation of whales. This is devastating news for marine animals, conservationists, and animal activists. It means that Japan will legally massacre whales and not be reprimanded or face consequences from the international treaty. Although […]

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