The killing almost always happens out of public view.
A wolf wanders up to a sweet-smelling object, yanks on it and is met with a blast in the face of cyanide poison. The next few minutes are agony as the wolf's body seizes up, contorts and finally keels over. The M-44, a favorite killing tool of the government's
Wildlife Services program, has claimed another victim.
Now, thanks to the Trump administration, these cruel deaths will continue.
give a matched gift to the Wildlife and Wild Places Defense Fund and help get these killers banned forever.
Last week Trump's Environmental Protection Agency went against the public's wishes in keeping M-44s in the gruesome arsenal of Wildlife Services. A massive backlash against its first decision, in August, to continue the use of cyanide traps forced the EPA to
retreat — some 99.9% of public comments opposed these dangerous devices, making clear the public wants them gone.
Instead the EPA has now given its thumbs up to keeping cyanide traps in the wild.
More than 6,500 animals were wiped out by M-44s last year alone. These barbaric traps pose a high risk to endangered animals like grizzly bears, lynx and wolves. They've killed numerous family dogs and even injured a child.
We've been fighting against them for years — we helped restrict M-44s in four states. And we'll go to court as soon as we can to overturn this inhumane decision by Trump's EPA.
It's simple. M-44s should be banned everywhere, immediately.
give now to the Wildlife and Wild Places Defense Fund and join our fight against cyanide traps.
For the wild,