Premier Rachel Notley; Shannon Phillips, Alberta Minister of Environment and Parks; Oneil Carlier, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry
Urge the Alberta government to stop the inhumane and the devastating practice of poisoning wildlife.
Deadly poisons strychnine, sodium cyanide, and Compound 1080 are still being used by the Alberta government to kill wolves and other wild animals, despite being condemned internationally and banned in many countries.
Poisons lead to prolonged, painful, and inhumane deaths. The use of poisons has been widely criticized by scientists and the general public. The widespread and poorly regulated use of these indiscriminate poisons also results in the deaths of pet dogs, endangered species, and other non-target animals.
This will be our first opportunity in five years to ban strychnine poisoning. We must tell the government to ban strychnine before they renew the use of this poison on December 31st, 2017.