July 21, 2017
In response to public outcry and renewed outrage over the use of M-44s – otherwise known as “cyanide bombs” – to indiscriminately kill native wildlife along with causing mortal harm to people and pets, Wildlife Services is hosting a series of public meetings in Idaho next week.
- Tuesday, July 25, 7 p.m.: Lewiston Community Center, 1424 Main St., Lewiston;
- Wednesday, July 26, 7 p.m.: Holiday Inn Boise, 2970 West Elder St., Boise; and
- Thursday, July 27, 7 p.m.: Idaho State University-Pond Student Union, 1065 Cesar Chavez, Pocatello.
Conservation advocates will meet at 6 p.m. before each meeting to protest outside of the official event. Come on down and bring your signs!
Billed as an “informational sessions to explain the M-44 sodium cyanide device and its use in controlling livestock depredation,” Wildlife Services should be expecting an earful from the public about the placement and use of these poisons on public lands and the risk to people and pets – and the cruelty to all animals – that this method poses.
Western Watersheds Project and many of our allies will be attending these meetings. We encourage our members to come and give Wildlife Services a piece of your mind about the impacts of these chemical weapons, and let them know exactly what you think about having them deployed anywhere in Idaho!