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Trump administration reverses decision to use 'cyanide bombs' to kill wild animals

Trump administration reverses decision to use 'cyanide bombs' to kill wild animals
Friday 16
1:2 2019

The poison-filled traps are used by the federal government to kill coyotes, foxes and other animals for farmers and ranchers After sustained public outcry, the Trump administration has voided its decision to reauthorize controversial cyanide traps for killing wildlife. The traps, which are known as M-44s and dubbed “cyanide bombs” by critics, are spring-loaded devices that emit a spray of sodium cyanide to kill their targets. The traps are most frequently used by Wildlife Services, a little-known federal agency inside the United States Department of Agriculture, to kill coyotes, foxes and other animals at the behest of private agriculture operators. ...

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Summary: The poison-filled traps are used by the federal government to kill coyotes, foxes and other animals for farmers and ranchers After sustained public outcry, the Trump administration has voided its decision to reauthorize controversial cyanide traps for killing wildlife. The traps, which are known as M-44s and dubbed “cyanide bombs” ...

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