In 2021 Health Canada began re-evaluations of the predacidal use (ie. being used to target predators) of strychnine and Compound 1080. In an initial decision, the Pest Management Regulatory Agency, which is the sector of Health Canada involved in pesticide/poison use, announced that it planned to continue to authorize the use of these poisons - despite recognizing widespread concerns from the public and experts, and despite know widescale illegal misuse of these dangerous toxins.
Many of us involved in the movement to end the use of predator poisons were shocked at this news, and have continued to engage on this issue.
The final decision is planned to be announced in February 2024.
All voices are needed. Together we can create change.
how can i help?
In Canada, most wildlife management policies are under the jurisdiction of the province or territory, but the federal government is involved in authorizing the use of poisons to provinces/territories that apply for permits.
You can contact these government representatives directly:
Federal Minister of Health (authorizes poison use in Canada)
Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agrifood
The Premier of Alberta (AB is the only province with active permits to use these poisons)
Email, call, text or howl to your local, provincial and federal government representatives. They are there to help address public concerns.
Asking them to raise the issue at the provincial level is one of the best ways to provoke change.
WHAT ELSE YOU CAN DO.
Reach Health Canada now and support a ban on these cruel & indiscriminate poisons.
Reach appropriate decision makers using our online forms.