Stop Spraying Family Pets and Wildlife with Poisonous Cyanide

Target: Chuck Schumer, Majority Leader of the United States Senate

Goal: Prohibit the use of poisonous, indiscriminate cyanide bombs as a method of wildlife population control.

The USDA’s Wildlife Services has garnered a terrible reputation for its senseless killing of millions of wild animals across the United States each year. As if this wasn’t cruel enough, the government-funded program has implemented atrocious methods of predator control, including the use of M-44 devices, also known as cyanide bombs. These inhumane traps lure wildlife with scented bait and spray sodium cyanide which poisons any animal that pulls on the trigger, leading to a slow, agonizing death.

Cyanide bombs are indiscrimate methods of population management, and there is no way to control who pulls the trigger. This means many unintended victims–such as endangered species, family pets, and even humans–feel the affects. In one particular case, a 14-year old boy named Canyon was walking his dog near his home and accidentally triggered one of these bombs. The blast killed his dog slowly, and Canyon has lingering health complications from the cyanide exposure to this day.

Recently, Canyon’s Law (HR 4951/S 4584) was introduced, which would ban the use of cyanide bombs on public lands. Sign this petition to demand the Senate pass the bill and prohibit the use of these dangerous and unnecessary weapons once and for all.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Senator Schumer,

The use of cyanide bomb traps by the USDA’s Wildlife Services program inflicts unnecesary pain upon animals before killing them. These baited traps lure wildlife in and, once the trigger is pulled, spray sodium cyanide in the face of their victims. Since there is no way to control who activates the trigger, unintended victims such as endangered species, family pets, or even children can be affected. In one case, a 14-year old boy accidentally activated one of these heinous traps, killing his dog and leaving him with lifelong health complications.

It is bad enough that the Wildlife Services kills millions of animals each year; there is absolutely no reason why they have to make the animals suffer as they do it. We are asking you, Mr. Schumer, to pass Canyon’s Law (HR 4951/S 4584) and protect our animals and people.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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41 Comments

  1. Shirley Lemieux says:

    You have to wonder about how the use of cyanide bombs ever became legal in the first place. Canyon’s Law, HR 4951/S 4584, would ban the use of cyanide bombs on public lands and I strongly support this petition to see to it that Canyon’s Law be passed. There is nothing humane about killing an animal by means of poison.

  2. Everyday I am sickened to learn about another example of how horrible and despicable human beings can be towards animals. Only psychopaths would think it’s fine to allow an animal to slowly suffer to death. How about the human population becomes more controlled and leave the innocent animals alone. People are ruining the world, not animals!

  3. Chuck Schumer, Majority Leader of the United States Senate

    Prohibit the use of poisonous, indiscriminate cyanide bombs as
    a method of wildlife population control.

    Everyday I am sickened to learn about another example of how horrible and despicable human beings can be towards animals. Only psychopaths would think it’s fine to allow an animal to slowly suffer to death. How about the human population becomes more controlled and leave the innocent animals alone. People are ruining the world, not animals!

    R

  4. Patricia Leigh Wicker says:

    THIS IS HORRIFIC!!!! MUST BE STOPPED!!!!!!!

  5. Raynesha McGhee-Reed says:

    This kind of Horrific Animal Cruelty Needs 2 be stopped Indefinitely.

  6. Quick but horrible “solution”.

  7. Both snares and leg traps offer a horribly cruel and drawn out death for many animals too and family pets and children can be the vicim of these sadistic methods to kill off our wildlife. Cyanide is a very painful and barbaric death for animals and something that just should not be happening in today’s world. We are better than this and we need to stop acting like third world countries and protect not torture our wildlife and others.

  8. Mr. Schumer, we are supposed to be a forward thinking country but every time I hear about how our government treats its wildlife I have to wonder who makes the decision to put people in charge who make such outrageous decisions to kill our wildlife in such a horrendous, cruel way. I’m just sick of it and so are millions of other people. Do something about this!!

  9. This is a SHOCKING ANIMAL CRUELTY and HUGE ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME!
    The cruelty of man has NO limits and it’s becoming worse and worse!
    This is CRIME and MISTREATMENT of animals carried out by sadistic psychopaths who, in addition, get paid for performing these atrocities. How can the U.S. allow this to happen with law protecting them!

  10. SHAME ON HUMANS!!!

  11. Robert Richmond says:

    There needs to be an investigation. Need to find a person or person since placing these canisters out and about and they need to be charged with attempted murder because of that 14 year old boy this is unacceptable whoever is allowing this needs to be charged also again I just really don’t have any words to describe the hideous inhumane actions of people who don’t deserve to breathe the same air suggested there be an investigation

  12. ESSES FILHOS DA PUTA👹☠ MALDITOS DO GOVERNO SÃO QUEM DEVERIAM E DEVEM SER AS VÍTIMAS DESSAS BOMBAS DE CIANETO DE SÓDIO, NÃO OS ANIMAIS E PESSOAS INOCENTES. 😡🤬

    “A grandeza de uma nação e seu progresso moral podem ser julgados pela forma como Seus Animais são tratados.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

    “O HOMEM👹☠ FEZ DA TERRA UM INFERNO PARA OS ANIMAIS.”
    Arthur Schopenhauer

    Animais = 👼💖 Seres De Luz

    Humanos = 👹☠ ??????? LIXO!!!!!!!

  13. Kimberly Mathews says:

    WTAF are these people thinking … SMH can you use your damn heads I thought you people had a proper education you should have since you are in the government … Either start doing things right or GTFO.

  14. USDA’s Wildlife Services WTAF IS WRONG WITH YOU …. between you and the BLM you all need to be dumped and new people need be hired.

    I do not understand people .. they are so cruel.

    STOP IT NOW !!!!

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