Despite being condemned internationally and banned in many countries, toxicants like strychnine and compound 1080 are still being used by the Alberta government on wolves, coyotes, and bears. The use of poisons has been widely criticized by scientists and by the general public as they
are inhumane, they are non selective, and they are in contravention of animal welfare guidelines. The agonizing death and frightening capacity to kill organisms in large numbers, places the use of poison in violation of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Wolf Manifesto and goes against the guidelines set out by the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC). The wildlife services and government use of poison has been long term, despite being dangerous and inhumane, as it is inexpensive and easy to use. The use of strychnine to control predator populations is biologically and ethically unacceptable and it is time that the Alberta government ban these dangerous toxins as other places have done.
Currently, Strychnine is coming up for renewal in Alberta and we have a chance to speak up and tell our elected officials that this poison needs to be banned. You can read all about strychnine on our poison page HERE. Please feel free to use this information to formulate your emails and letters or phone calls.
Alberta Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Minister of Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
Tel: (780) 474-2415
Facebook: Oneil Carlier
Twitter: @AlbertaAg & @oneilcarlier
Contact page: CLICK HERE
Alberta Ministry of Environment and Parks
Alberta Minister of Environment and Parks (AEP) Shannon Phillips
Alberta Environment and Parks
Main Floor, Great West Life Building
9920 108 Street
Edmonton Alberta Canada T5K 2M4
Tel: 310-ESRD (3773)
Toll Free: 1-877-944-0313
Fax: 780 427-4407
Facebook: Shannon Phillips
Not sure who your MLA is? Find out HERE.
You can also call your MLA's office. If your call to your MLA is long distance, please dial 310-0000 then the area code and the phone number you would like to reach in order to receive toll free access.
Strychnine Expiry Date of Registration
Health Canada - Consumer Product Safety - Pesticides
Pesticides Label Search for Strychnine use in Canada
This is rather interesting - Health Canada Incident Reports on Strychnine that prove it has harmed domestic animals/pets and humans.