Tell Canada to BAN Wildlife Poisons
Animal Justice and Wolf Awareness are calling on Health Canada to outlaw three poisons used to kill wildlife in Canada. Strychnine, Compound 1080, and sodium cyanide are used in Alberta and Saskatchewan to kill animals such as wolves, coyotes, skunks, and black bears. We have filed three requests under the Pest Control Products Act asking for a special review of products containing these poisons, and for a ban on their use in Canada.
Strychnine, Compound 1080, and sodium cyanide cause extreme and prolonged suffering before killing their victims. Other animals, including endangered species, can then scavenge on the bodies of poisoned victims, leading to yet more pain and death throughout the ecosystem. This is not a responsible or effective way to protect farmed animals or caribou herds from natural predators.
Polling shows that 69% of Canadians agree that the risks posed by the use of these poisons to kill wildlife are unacceptable. Please take action now and tell Health Minister Patty Hajdu to end the cruel poisoning of wildlife such as wolves, coyotes, and black bears in Canada.