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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.

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.

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Outdated policies continue to permit the brutal killing of one of the most intelligent, sentient and family oriented non-human animals that walk the planet.

Golden Star -Letter to Editor
April 13, 2021

NO – it is NOT OK to kill wolves.  The harm we are inflicting upon wolves is just plain wrong and must end.

For the past 15 years or so I have focused my life on learning as much as I can about wolves....

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.

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 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 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.

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."

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.

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. 

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