Rangers just killed one of Kenya’s most famous lions because they didn’t have tranquilizers

Rangers just killed one of Kenya’s most famous lions because they didn’t have tranquilizers

Mohawk the lion, one of Kenya’s most famous big cats, was fatally shot Wednesday by wildlife rangers. In a country that has invested millions in protecting its wildlife, Kenyans are trying to figure out what went wrong. The animal management team that first arrived had no tranquilizers, only rifles. A second, with tranquilizers, was on […]

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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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