"Poisoning is a horrific way to die. The last moments of life are cursed with dizziness, convulsions or excruciating pain. For the lucky few, death comes within minutes -- but far too often, it's a slow and agonizing spiral that can take hours.
Each year, the Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services kills more than 10,000 wild animals with highly toxic sodium cyanide and sodium monofluoroacetate (known as Compound 1080). Often these poisons are deployed on federal lands -- land owned by you and me.
You can help stop the use of these toxic chemicals on our wildlife. Act now to urge the Environmental Protection Agency to ban these deadly poisons.
Sodium cyanide and Compound 1080 are some of the most lethal toxins known to humankind. But for decades, Wildlife Services has used these dangerous poisons to kill coyotes and other native carnivores.
These deadly chemicals donít always reach their intended victims. Endangered wolves, rare swift foxes and even hundreds of pet dogs have been killed by baited traps that are left unattended.
Take action now. Urge EPA officials to end the use of these deadly poisons on our wildlife and help us reach our goal of sending 50,000 messages.
EPA is currently reviewing the use of sodium cyanide and Compound 1080 to kill coyotes and other wildlife. Your voice is needed during this important public comment period to ensure the use of these deadly poisons is stopped.
Wildlife Services continues to rely heavily on sodium cyanide and Compound 1080 to purportedly address wildlife predation on livestock -- despite the fact that only a small percentage of sheep and cattle are killed by predators each year."http://www.defenders.org/
Isn't it ironic that EPA stands for Environmental Protection Agency?
I've sent my letter. For those of you whose countries that do not use these forms of predator control