Trump Administration OKs ‘Cyanide Bombs’ Despite Indiscriminate Killing of Thousands of Animals a Year

Trump Administration OKs ‘Cyanide Bombs’ Despite Indiscriminate Killing of Thousands of Animals a Year

WASHINGTON— The Trump administration today announced it will reauthorize use of sodium cyanide in wildlife-killing devices called M-44s. These “cyanide bombs” received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency despite inhumanely and indiscriminately killing thousands of animals every year. They have also injured people. “This appalling decision leaves cyanide traps lurking in the wild to […]

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Petition: Wildlife Services Killed 1.5 Million Native Animals Last Year

Petition: Wildlife Services Killed 1.5 Million Native Animals Last Year

The federal government’s Wildlife Services program has come increasingly in the spotlight for its war on wildlife, and the latest death toll is as heartbreaking as it is shocking. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) ironically named Wildlife Services has been in the spotlight for years over its incredibly cruel and wasteful killing of thousands […]

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POLL: Should the Trump Administration ban deadly ‘Cyanide Bombs’?

Conservationists are expressing some serious disappointment over the Trump administration’s decision not to ban deadly devices otherwise known as M-44s, or “cyanide bombs,” despite their brutality, sickening death toll and the risks they continue to pose. These devices are spring-activated bait traps placed in the ground that are loaded with sodium cyanide, which is ejected […]

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Another County Suspends its Contract with Cruel Wildlife-Killing Program

Conservationists are celebrating another win for wildlife with an announcement that another county in California has suspended its contract with Wildlife Services, a program run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that has come under increasing fire for its cruel and wasteful war on wildlife. Although it sounds like a program that should be […]

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POLL: Should more States suspend this cruel and deadly wildlife program?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services program uses millions of taxpayer dollars — often to slaughter hundreds of thousands of wild animals every year. Earlier this spring, numbers released from the agency showed it killed a shocking 1.3 million native animals last year alone. Not only is the death toll staggering, its use of […]

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