Stop Using Cyanide to Kill Wildlife

Target: Sonny Perdue, Head of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Goal: Ban the use of dangerous and deadly cyanide traps, M44s.

Many are unaware but for years the U.S. government has been using M44s, a cyanide trap disguised as scented bait, to kill coyotes and wolves. The device has killed other wildlife over the years but has also killed family pets and recently put a child in danger. It is time to make these devices illegal.

Over six years, 3,400 non-targeted wildlife and family pets were mistakenly killed by M44s. This number is according to the USDA, but many believe this number could be even higher. Recently a family was out in their yard when their 14-year-old boy and their family dog discovered one of the devices. Due to curiosity, the boy touched the device, which activated it. Orange powder shot from the device and covered the boy and the dog. The dog died within a few minutes, and the boy was rushed to the hospital and is thankfully doing okay. The device was only 350 yards away, which was right on the property line from the boy’s home. The family nor the county sheriff knew of the placement of this device.

Sign this petition and demand that the USDA no longer use these cruel devices. Not only is cyanide poisoning an unnecessarily cruel death, but it has lead to too many accidental deaths.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Perdue,

For years, the USDA has been using M44s, a cyanide trap, to kill coyotes and wolves. Not only is cyanide poisoning an excruciating death, but these devices have lead to thousands of accidental deaths of non-target wildlife and family pets. It is time to ban this dangerous device.

Recently, a family was out in their yard when their 14-year-old boy and their family dog came across a M44. Neither knew of the device’s deadly powers, and the boy touched it out of curiosity. This activated the device, which spewed orange powder all over the boy and the dog. The dog died within minutes while the boy was rushed to a nearby hospital and is thankfully doing okay. This device was right on the family’s property line, about 350 yards away from their home, and they had no idea about the new placement of this deadly device.

Please consider banning these dangerous devices. They are unnecessarily cruel, and it is only a matter of time before a child is killed.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Chistopher Bruno

Sign the Petition

  • Only your name will be displayed. By signing, you accept our terms and may receive updates on this and related causes.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
FacebookCare2 NewsTwitterEmailShare

9 Comments

  1. I am a little miffed about the wording of this petition. Is it only a serious issue when humans are threatened? Animals are being killed. That is bad enough. When are people going to start seeing all life as valuable?

  2. NO ANIMAL DESERVES TO DIE IN SUCH A HORRIFIC AND PAINFUL WAY BECAUSE OF THE M44’S AND CYANIDE TRAPS. WE PAY THE USDA TO PROTECT AND SAVE ANIMALS NOT TO MURDER THEM IS SUCH HORRIFIC WAYS.
    THIS IS DISGUSTING AND IT MUST STOP NOW!!!

    THE WHOLE COUNTRY IS WATCHING TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS IS STOPPED!!

  3. Tina shurtleff says:

    I called a representative about the cruel hunting bill and they stated that animals are not equal to humans. I could not get over that mentality. I told him cruelty is cruelty no matter what living being its toward. Inexcusable

  4. tera tukey says:

    HOW ABOUT IF THEIR IS A KICK BACK AND ALL YOU MURDERS DIE OF CYNANIDE POISIONING INSTEAD….words are too inadequate to tell of the agony and pains these poor souls have to endure so mankind have to spread their FAT ASSES ON ALL THE LANDS..ALL LIVES HAVE THEIR OWN ENVIROMENT TO LIVE ON AND DEMONIC MAN MUST NOT INTERVENE AND MURDER WILD LIFE FOR MORE SPACE ‘FENCE’ IS THE ANSWER…KARMA IS PAY BACK TO ALL..EVEN THOSE IN AUTHORITY WHO WANTS TO DECIMATE WILD LIFE…. DIVERSE CANCERS ..DEBILITATING DISEASES ARE ON THE RISE FOR ALL AMERICANS…AND THE REST OF THE WORLD WHO MURDER WILD LIFE. WANTONLY…

  5. Rosie Boyd Rosie Boyd says:

    M44’s should be banned, period. They are indiscriminate killing devices that can’t tell the difference between wildlife, a pet or a human. Many, many household pets have been horrifically killed by these devices. It’s only a matter of time until a toddler accidentally sets one off.
    All life is precious, not just human life, and to say that humans are superior to animals shows incomprehensible ignorance. Nothing deserves to suffer the excruciating death brought by cyanide …. except perhaps those that endorse the use of it.

  6. Every heap of shit has more right to live than these goddamn mass murderers

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Comments

comments

1877 Signatures

  • Michele Ham
  • Niloofar Asgharian
  • Elias Deeb
  • Chase Martin
  • Alison Abbott
  • Eva Grunspan
  • Jade Fuhrman
  • Ronnie Jamison
  • Beverly Dresden
  • Sunny Nelson
1 of 188123...188
Skip to toolbar