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Sat Aug 10, 2019, 10:21 AM

Trump administration reauthorizes use of "cyanide bombs" to kill wild animals

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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-administration-reauthorizes-use-of-cyanide-bombs-to-kill-wild-animals/?ftag=CNM-00-10aab6a&linkId=71783256&fbclid=IwAR1pLhpgSyPmKYhghDHUEPXJJ9Wg7w3Nn-_8yr_UIbjW_F6UgtRewn3epyE

By Sophie Lewis

August 8, 2019 / 11:50 PM / CBS News

The Environmental Protection Agency has recently reauthorized the use of controversial chemical traps to kill coyotes, dogs, foxes and other wild animals across the U.S. These "cyanide bombs" are meant to protect livestock although some environmental groups are calling for a nationwide ban and saying they are inhumane.

According to a recent interim decision, EPA officials approved the use of M-44 devices, which trap wildlife with bait before releasing sodium cyanide into their mouths, killing them.

The devices "inhumanely and indiscriminately killing thousands of animals every year," the Center for Biological Diversity said in a statement Wednesday. "They have also injured people."


Wildlife Services, the division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture responsible for wildlife management, is authorized to use the devices, as are state agencies in South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico and Texas. Wildlife Services kills large numbers of wild animals every year on behalf of farmers and ranchers.

At the end of 2018, the EPA proposed the renewed use of sodium cyanide, allowing time for public comment until March. More than 99.9 percent of comments urged the EPA to ban M-44s, according to an analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity and Western Environmental Law Center. .....................




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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 10:31 AM

1. Whats next, Will trump put lead back in paint and gas?

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Response to pwb (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 11:55 AM

2. I thought I read something that he already did that.

Maybe it was legalizing asbestos again. I can not remember where but it seems to me I saw that.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 12:21 PM

3. The cruelty IS the point...

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