POLL: Should the use of strychnine for killing wolves be banned?

POLL: Should the use of strychnine for killing wolves be banned?

Health Canada is launching a review this spring on whether strychnine should be used to kill wolves. The Government of Alberta uses the poison to keep dwindling caribou herds alive. Alberta Trappers Association president Bill Abercrombie says strychnine is a horrendous way to kill an animal. “Strychnine initiates convulsions and the animal basically goes into […]

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‘Everyone is outraged and sad’: Canada shocked by killing of rare white moose

‘Everyone is outraged and sad’: Canada shocked by killing of rare white moose

The killing of a rare “spirit” moose in Canada has shocked residents of a northern Ontario community and prompted one First Nations man to offer a reward to anyone who can help officials apprehend the suspected poachers. Residents around the city of Timmins have long swapped stories of a ghostly white moose population occasionally spotted […]

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Killing nearly 500 wolves in a year failed to protect endangered caribou – study

Killing nearly 500 wolves in a year failed to protect endangered caribou – study

With their ability to glide silently through snow drifts and vanish into forests, mountain caribou have been called the grey ghosts of western Canada’s alpine region. But in recent years, a steep drop in their population has raised fears the knobby-kneed ungulates may disappear forever. The rapid decline of mountain caribou has alarmed both biologists […]

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Narwhals are on the verge of EXTINCTION because of excessive hunting by Inuit catchers in Greenland, scientist warns

Narwhals are on the verge of EXTINCTION because of excessive hunting by Inuit catchers in Greenland, scientist warns

Narwhals are at risk of extinction with their numbers shrinking drastically because of excessive hunting in Greenland, a scientist has warned.Known as the ‘unicorns of the sea’ and best known for their tusks which can grow to be 10ft long, the mammals live in the Arctic waters of Canada, Greenland, Norway and Russia. But experts […]

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