Trump administration reauthorizes use of “cyanide bombs” to kill wildlife
The use of so-called “cyanide bombs” to kill wildlife has been reauthorized by the Trump administration.
The sodium cyanide devices are called M-44s and are used by farmers and ranchers to kill coyotes and foxes.
The decision has been criticized by the Center for Biological Diversity.
Collette Adkins, from the group said:
“Cyanide traps can’t be used safely by anyone, anywhere.
“While the EPA added some restrictions, these deadly devices have caused too much harm to remain in use. We need a permanent nationwide ban to protect people, pets and imperiled wildlife from this poison.”
M-44s killed 6,579 animals, mostly coyotes and foxes, in 2018.