Animals Today August 31, 2019: Will cruel cyanide bombs be banished? Avoiding risky situations with dogs. Test your knowledge of animal trivia.
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Lori begins the show by welcoming Collette Adkins, Carnivore Conservation Director at the Center for Biological Diversity to talk about the animal killing devices known as “cyanide bombs”. These have been used for decades with the stated purpose of controlling predatory wolves, foxes, coyotes and wild dogs, and the EPA recently reauthorized their use. However, due to a petition submitted to the EPA by the Center for Biological diversity and partner organizations, plus extensive media coverage and public outrage, the EPA has withdrawn its reauthorization for now.
The devices are still in use, but at last, there is a real opportunity to get rid of them forever. Collette suggests contacting both the EPA and your representatives to encourage them to finally ban the use of these cruel devices.
Next up is attorney Kenneth Phillips, giving sound advice on recognizing and avoiding dangerous situations involving dogs we may encounter in the neighborhood. If you live in an area where there is an aggressive or potentially dangerous dog, you still have a right to feel safe and not to be harmed. Phillips explains how to utilize government and legal resources to make sure the owners of aggressive dogs behave responsibly. On the flip side, owners of a dog who bites or has a propensity to do so must also act responsibly, not only to prevent a tragic injury, but to avoid four varieties of legal action they may face should a bite or attack occur.
To conclude, Lori springs another animal quiz on Peter; how will you fare in this rapid-fire test of useful and trivial facts?