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California Court Approves Ban on Federal Wildlife Poisoning, Trapping

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, April 7, 2020 — In response to a lawsuit filed by wildlife advocacy groups, a federal animal-killing program must restrict its use of bird-killing poisons in Northern California and stop setting strangulation snares and other traps in places like the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The agreement, approved today by a San Francisco federal court, […]

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Conservationists Sue Mendocino County Challenging Environmental Review of Contract with Federal Wildlife Killing Program

UKIAH, CA, Feb. 3, 2020 – Two wildlife conservation organizations filed suit today against Mendocino County. The suit challenges the County’s certification of its Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) on its wildlife management program. It further seeks to reverse a controversial decision by the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors to renew its contract with USDA Wildlife […]

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Coalition of Scientists Condemn Georgia State Sanctioned Coyote Slaughter Commenced March 1

ATLANTA, GA, March 2, 2017 – In a letter to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), eighteen scientists with Project Coyote condemned the state agency-sanctioned “Georgia Coyote Challenge,” stating, “This purported management tool is nothing more than a wildlife killing contest (WKC), tempting participants to kill coyotes for a chance to win a lifetime hunting license.” […]

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Organizations Petition EPA to Halt Use of Deadly Predator Poison

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 12, 2017 – Five animal protection organizations submitted a petition today to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), asking the agency to cancel its registration for sodium fluoroacetate, a pesticide commonly known as Compound 1080. Currently, the pesticide is permitted for use in “livestock protection collars”—one of the devices that agents of the […]