Family Dog Killed by US Government Cyanide Trap – Demand End to Practice

Target: Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture

Goal: Stop using deadly coyote “cyanide bombs” which killed a family dog.

A boy and his dog, Casey, were walking near their home in Idaho when they discovered an object sticking out of the ground that resembled a sprinkler. After getting close enough to investigate it and see what it was, the object exploded and orange powder shot out.

The object was actually an M44 — a cyanide trap that is set out by the U.S. government to kill coyotes. When the trap was set off, the boy noticed his dog on the ground with red froth coming from the dog’s mouth, and ran to find his parents for help. By the time they returned, the dog had already died. The family had no idea these devices had been placed so close to their home.

Casey is one of many animals killed by U.S. Department of Agriculture’s program, Wildlife Services, every year. They are placed by the USDA to make room for human industries like raising livestock. Over 3,400 animals were mistakenly killed between 2006 and 2012 by cyanide bombs — including dogs, black bears, foxes, raccoons and more. This doesn’t include the number of coyotes that are killed as a result of being the target of these devices.

The USDA should end their usage of these devices and make it their goal to find non-lethal ways of getting their work done. It is the only appropriate way to ensure this doesn’t continue to happen to more animals and that more families don’t have to endure losing their pet this way. Sign the petition below to demand these changes be made.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Sonny Perdue,

The family who just recently lost their dog as a result of a government placed cyanide trap near their house deserves an apology from you and those at Wildlife Services. Not only that, but it is time to stop using these inhumane devices and to find a non-lethal way of getting work done.

Cyanide bombs have mistakenly killed thousands of animals, including this family’s pet. These include black bears, raccoons, foxes and more. This is all in addition to the large numbers of coyotes that are killed as a result of being the primary target for these devices.

Wildlife Services should be aiming to protect these and all animals. Instead, you are killing both wild animals and family pets. We encourage and ask you to stop using these devices as soon as possible.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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104 Comments

  1. TO ANY GOVERMENT OFFICAL INVOLVED CONDONING THIS … MAY KARMA KILL YOU LOVE AND CHERISH … AND THEN KILL YOU!

  2. TO EVERY AND ANY GOVERMENT OFFICAL THAT CONDONES THIS … MAY KARMA HUNT YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES AND KILL EVERYONE YOU LOVE AND CHERISH AS YOU WATCH … THEN KILL YOU …OXYGEN WASTES ON EARTH … THEY NEED TO BRING CULLING BACK!

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