Every year, Health Canada permits thousands of wild animals to die a painful, prolonged, and torturous death by poisoning.
The federal government allows these deadly poisons – strychnine, sodium cyanide, and Compound 1080 – to be used in Alberta and Saskatchewan to kill wolves and coyotes. But every year the widespread and poorly regulated use of these indiscriminate poisons result in the deaths of pet dogs, endangered species, and other non-target animals.
There is no question about it: a prolonged and painful death by poison is cruel and inhumane. It is also ineffective as a means of reducing conflicts with wildlife, such as predation on livestock. These poisons also threaten endangered species, our pets, and our children.
Help us to stop the use of these cruel and deadly poisons. You can send a letter to the Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor using the form to the right, and urge her to stop poisoning wildlife, and our pets, in Canada.
A quick note to the Minister of Health could help wild animals. We have prepared a template email for you to send. If you prefer, you can personalize this email to make it more effective. Please ensure that you are polite at all times.