stop the cruel poisoning of wildlife

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, sodium cyanide and Compound 1080—to be used in Alberta and Saskatchewan 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 species, but also pet dogs, endangered species and other non-target animals.

There is no question about it: a prolonged and painful death by poison is inhumane. There are far more humane alternatives to managing human-wildlife conflicts, and these poisons have no place in modern wildlife policy.

Killing wolves, coyotes and bears is not a solution to human-wildlife conflicts with these animals. And when it comes to the cruel and indiscriminate poisons currently being used to kill wolves, bears and coyotes in Canada— strychnine, sodium cyanide and compound 1080—there is sufficient scientific evidence to conclude that these poisons are inhumane and should not be used.

Please send a message to the government of Canada and Alberta, asking them to put an end to the cruel and unnecessary poisoning of wild animals. Your letter could help save thousands from a cruel and inhumane death. We have prepared a template email for you to send and you can personalise this email to make it more effective. Please ensure that you are polite at all times.


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