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TRUMP HEARD ME; STOPS CYANIDE BOMBS ON WILDLIFE

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BBCNEWS

Cyanide
bombs: US reverses policy on wildlife-killing traps

The
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has withdrawn support for
so-called cyanide bombs, which are used to kill predators of
livestock. Use of the deadly devices known as M-44s began in the
1960s and was re-authorised by the agency in June, sparking a new
backlash. M-44s have been known to harm humans and kill endangered
wild species that are not considered pests to ranchers. They work by
drawing animals with bait then spraying poison into their mouths. The
EPA administrator, Andrew Wheeler, said the “issue warrants
further analysis and additional discussions” in order to “ensure
US livestock remain well-protected from dangerous predators while
simultaneously minimising off-target impacts on both humans and
non-predatory animals”. The bombs are meant to kill coyotes,
foxes and other animals that prey on livestock. But the EPA has
acknowledged it has also killed hundreds of unintended targets.

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