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Poison Free

Poison kills everything. horribly.

In Canada, long-outdated policies continue to allow the use of Compound 1080, a violent and indiscriminate poison used to kill wildlife.

BAN A CRUEL & RECKLESS POISON TARGETING WOLVES & COYOTES.

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THE END OF STRYCHNINE

In March, 2024 we celebrated a significant win. Health Canada announced that all strychnine products will be cancelled! ​There will be a 6-month phase-out period and after September 7, 2024, strychnine will no longer be permitted (ie. banned!)

However, the use of Compound 1080 will continue to be authorized by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), which is the sector of Health Canada involved in pesticide/poison use.

 

Despite recognizing widespread concerns from the public and experts, and despite documented, widescale, illegal misuse of this highly dangerous toxin, the PMRA announced that permits for Compound 1080 use will be renewed!

 

We oppose this decision, and ask that you help us get 1080 off the landscape. 

About Compound 1080

Compound 1080 is inhumane, with symptoms being extremely painful and prolonged before death.

 

It is an indiscriminate killer that has claimed people and pets in addition to wildlife.

1)  the excruciating and prolonged pain and distress that all animal victims will endure lasts for several hours 

2)  there are risks to non-target species and non-target individuals from ingesting poison baits, and risks of secondary death through scavenging poisoned carcasses (like strychnine)

3)  there is a long delay in the onset of symptoms after eating 1080 bait, which means that poisoned carcasses are spread further across the landscape, never to be recorded or recovered by people.  These are fed on by scavengers that will experience relay toxicity, including eagles, owls, badgers, foxes, dogs, and many other species

 

4)  despite false claims that Compound 1080 is canid-selective, the reality is that it is in fact highly toxic to all birds and mammals. Poisons are not specific to species.  

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