UPDATE: GREAT NEWS! The state of Idaho has banned these bombs from the entire state, BUT it’s not a permanent ban. They’ve halted the use and a temporary ban is great but we need this put into law forever.
I’m not into banning things, but bombs put on peoples’ properties (yes it was on their property) blowing up their dog and almost their son? This needs to stop now. The government needs to stop killing things.
(Editor’s Note: PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO AND SHARE. Keep in mind YOUR GOVERNMENT has been planting M44 devices, which spray CYANIDE when touched, to control animal populations but they HAVE NOT TOLD US ABOUT IT. This poor family learned the hard way- with the death of their beloved family pet. And, the device was on their property line.) This just killed two dogs this week in Wyoming too (news article below on that and we have emails coming in it’s happening all over!) Oh and cyanide ‘traps’ (um, no bombs!) were removed after a sweet gray wolf was accidentally killed in Oregon a few days ago. We’ve now read of people losing eyes, one killed and countless pets lose their lives like Casey below.
Just last week, 14-year-old Canyon Mansfield went for a walk with his family’s 3-year-old yellow Labrador, Casey, on a hill behind their home. It would be the last walk Canyon took with his dog.
Upon noticing a small pipe sticking out of the ground, 300 yards from the family swing set and on the property where the family had lived for 10 years, was an M44 device that had been planted by the USDA without their knowledge. When the orange gas, which was cyanide, blew into the wind it sprayed into Canyon’s left eye and on his clothing. It also sprayed on Casey.
Canyon said, “I look over and see him having a seizure. I ran over and he had these glassy eyes. He couldn’t see me, and he had this red stuff coming out of his mouth.”
By the time Mark Mansfield, a doctor, started trying to resuscitate Casey, he was gone.
On Friday, the US Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services said this was the first unintentional discharge of an M-44 in Idaho. Since 2014. That’s right, this has happened before. Perhaps because they hadn’t warned the public then either.
A spokesman for the USDA said,
“Wildlife Services understands the close bonds between people and their pets and sincerely regrets such losses. Wildlife Services has removed M-44s in that immediate area … and is completing a thorough review of the circumstances of this incident … to determine whether improvements can be made to reduce the likelihood of similar occurrences happening in the future.”
Too little, too late.
Here is another case just last week!!!!