Did you know that 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)?
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.
These poisons don’t just threaten their intended targets. They can also poison any threatened or endangered species, people or pets that happen to come into contact with them.
Domesticated dogs and a whole host of other non-target species, including kit foxes, ringtails, javelinas, and swift foxes have been killed by sodium cyanide used in M-44 trigger traps. M-44s have also killed California condors and wolves.
For the lucky few, death comes within minutes—but far too often, it’s a slow and agonizing spiral that can take hours.
It’s an awful 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.
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.