Compound 1080 & Sodium cynaide so dangerous, it is classified as a chemical weapon in several countries -- is now legally used by the Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services to kill coyotes in nine states.
These poisons are intended to kill wolfs as a form of protection for wildlife. Unfortunately, hundreds of dogs have been poisoned by baited traps. Dogs, foxes, and coyotes die horrible deaths, then there are the birds and small animals that eat these poisoned carcasses. Read more http://www.defenders.org/newsroom/press ... soners.php
Consider this scenario: A coyote goes after a ewe. Bites the collar and gets a dose of 1080. Two hours later, while drinking from a creek, the poison begins to take effect. After he thrashes around in extreme agony, he dies. His body collapses in the creek. 1080 is unleashed.
* Compound 1080 is highly toxic to both birds and mammals. Scavengers that feed on the head or neck area of dead sheep wearing livestock protection collars are poisoned. Carcasses contaminated by 1080 must be handled as hazardous waste.
* Death by 1080 is horrific, painful, and lengthy (usually between 3 to 15 hours).
* Livestock protection collars are problem-plagued. They are often lost and they are easily punctured by trees, cacti, fences, or rocks. These Poisons May Endanger All of Us:
Several audits by the Office of Inspector General found Wildlife Services maintained sloppy inventory control of these highly lethal agents and could not properly account for stockpiles. In November 2007, Wildlife Services itself admitted it had endured a "wake of accidents" that involved "hazardous chemicals".
Down stream, a bear visits the stream and grabs a fish. He eats the fish, leaves the skeletal remains on the shore and wanders off to die. A raccoon finds the remains and scavenges what's left. A doe stops to get a drink of water. Two hours and 25 miles later, she dies. Wolves raid the carcass. Ravens come to feast then fly further away. Warblers ... and so on and so on...
Now for the icing on the cake. This poison is chemically stable. That means that a decade from now, the ground it is spilled on is toxic. It has the ability to kill x-potentially. http://www.dpiw.tas.gov.au/inter.nsf/We ... ZM7CX?openhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_fluoroacetatehttp://www.predatordefense.org/1080.htmhttp://toxsci.oxfordjournals.org/content/69/2/439.full