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Tar Sands Destroying Wolf & Caribou Populations In Canada | Care2 Causes

Tar Sands Destroying Wolf & Caribou Populations In Canada | Care2 Causes

Extracting oil from tar sands (aka oil sands ) is detrimental to human health in a number of ways. It drastically increases greenhouse gas emissions , continues our society’s addiction to fossil fuels, and puts soil and water quality at risk. But these aren’t the only threats posed by tar sands projects like the Keystone XL pipeline. A report recently published by the National Wildlife Federation has shown that tar sands oil extraction is directly responsible for dwindling caribou population numbers in Canada. And instead of admitting that this dirty, dangerous form of energy is killing the caribou by destroying its habitat, the Canadian government is pinning the blame on innocent wolves . According to NWF, ”rather than improve environmental practices to protect and restore caribou habitat, Canadian wildlife officials are poisoning wolves with strychnine-laced bait . The n...

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