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Delayed Alberta report shows little caribou progress despite federal deal

Health Canada to completely ban use of strychnine poison by September

Independent scientist resigns from pesticide regulator over transparency concerns

Globe and Mail
JULY 14, 2023

A coalition of animal-welfare groups, conservationists and veterinarians is urging Ottawa to ban the use of strychnine poison, saying it causes undue suffering to animals and is leading to the deaths of non-target animals such as dogs and grizzly bears.

MARCH 12, 2023

Alberta targets wolves every year with strychnine tablets in caribou habitat.

National Post
FEBRUARY 20, 2019

The federal government is asking if Canadians are still OK with killing wildlife in what one scientist calls "one of the worst ways to die on earth."

JANUARY 8, 2018

Outdated policies continue to permit the brutal killing of one of the most intelligent, sentient and family oriented non-human animals that walk the planet.

CTV Vancouver
MARCH 23, 2023

Dog owners in Trail, B.C., are being urged to keep their pets inside as Mounties investigate the deaths of two family dogs believed to have been poisoned with strychnine.

The Williams Lake Tribune
MAY 23, 2019

Wolf Awareness presents an alternate perspective rooted in ecology and a broader view on the history of post-colonial manipulation of nature in North America.

CBC Edmonton
DECEMBER 3, 2018

Andrew Budziak is the producer of Poisoned Earth, a new documentary that takes a critical view of  Alberta's wolf cull practices, which include the use of lethal snares, leghold traps, aerial shooting and strychnine poisoning.

CBC Calgary
NOVEMBER 7, 2017

Alberta's use of poison as a way to cull wolves is inhumane and kills too many other animals inadvertently. 

Health Canada News Release
JUNE 20, 2023

Following consultation with stakeholders to better understand Canadians’ expectations about the pesticide regulatory review process and its transparency, Health Canada has restarted the science-based process of evaluating acceptable increases to pesticide residue limits, in line with international guidelines.

Revelstoke Review
MARCH 14, 2019

Sadie Parr and Michael Bloomfield "No ecosystem is safe when more than a dozen non-target species are killed by baited snares and strychnine strewn across the landscape ostensibly to save caribou."

The Free Press
NOVEMBER 16, 2018

A recent Free Press story ("Wolves feasting on cattle: ‘A huge problem,’" on Oct. 31) requires more of a science-based perspective.

OCTOBER 26, 2017

Most people are shocked to learn that Health Canada still allows the use of strychnine, sodium cyanide, and Compound 1080 to kill predators such as wolves — an archaic, inhumane, and unnecessary practice that poses a deadly threat to wildlife, pets and children.

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