Every year, the government of Canada permits thousands of wild animals to die a painful, prolonged and torturous death by poisoning.
The Canadian government allows the deadly poisons strychnine and Compound 1080 to be used by the province of Alberta to kill wolves, bears and coyotes. But every year the widespread and poorly regulated use of these indiscriminate poisons results in the agonising and painful deaths of not only these animals, but endangered species,dogs and other non-target animals.
Canada wants to be seen as a leader in biodiversity conservation, while at the same time allowing a controversial and ineffective programme to poison wolves under the pretext of protecting caribou. Shockingly, the government of Canada has recently recommended that the continued use of these poisons be approved. We are now at a critical crossroads to stop the use of strychnine and Compound 1080 to kill wolves and other wildlife once and for all.
There is no question about it: a prolonged and painful death by poison is inhumane. There is sufficient scientific evidence to end the ineffective, unnecessary and cruel use of these lethal substances. These poisons have no place in modern biodiversity conservation policy. Now is the time to speak up and take action!
Please send a message to the governments of Canada and Alberta, urging them to put an end to the cruel and unnecessary poisoning of wild animals.