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Smarter ways (besides poison) for managing livestock/predator conflicts:

Smarter ways (besides poison) for managing livestock/predator conflicts:

Recently, Reps. DeFazio (D-OR) and Campbell (R-CA) introduced a bill (H.R. 4214 ) that would prevent Wildlife Services from using the poisons Compound 1080 and sodium cyanide to kill predators . As my colleagues and I have written in earlier blogs , Wildlife Services routinely uses these dangerous, indiscriminate, and environmentally harmful chemicals to kill predators as a subsidy to the livestock industry. Photo courtesy of Lisa Whiteman Understandably, as we talk to law makers about this bill, we hear a reoccurring question: if Wildlife Services is banned from using these chemicals to kill predators, how will they solve predator-livestock conflicts? The answer to this question is that there are many non-lethal ways to prevent conflicts between predators and livestock, some of which are described in this new fact sheet . These methods include simple actions that keep pre...

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