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BLM bans cyanide bombs on public lands amid safety concerns

AVMA News

Cyanide bombs are used to kill predator species that prey on livestock, but the devices unintentionally kill thousands of animals each year. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is taking steps to stop the use of M-44 devices that deliver sodium cyanide on public land.

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How to kill these bugs, just in case

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So I'll share a list of bugs that I don't really know how to kill (in the least suffering way) in case I find them, and I ask you to explain me how.

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AHS updates heartworm guidelines for dogs

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The revised guidelines now recommend both Food and Drug Administration (FDA)–approved isoxazolines and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)–approved mosquito repellent products to kill mosquitoes and help prevent the spread of heartworms. Previously, only EPA-approved products were recommended.

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Rip Van Winkle’s Crow Killing Contest

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Some people think it’s just plain fun to kill enormous numbers of animals and pile up their bodies, and when there’s no “bag limit” it’s legal to do so. Obviously killing contests have nothing to do with traditional hunting, and “animal abuse” is normally used when describing domestic animals.

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Data, safety regulations lacking when it comes to pets and vehicles

AVMA News

However, no data exists on how many pets have been injured or killed in car accidents. Around 45% of U.S. households own dogs and 26% of households own cats out of the total U.S. population of 128 million households in 2020, according to AVMA data. Owners often travel with their pets, whether for vacation or even a trip to the veterinarian.

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How many birds are killed by windmills and other green energy projects?

10,000 Birds

However, in this post, I’d like to lay out the basic numbers as we pretend to know them about overall bird mortality, human related causes of mortality, and somewhere in there I’ll note that the number of birds that are killed by windmills is so small that it says “zero” on my pie chart.

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I am terrified of mice, but I feel horrible for killing them.

Reddit Animals

My uncle told me there was a big mouse and it was really fast so they had to kill it by throwing brick at it. They have to live in a world where us humongous giants kill them over finding something to eat? They have to live in a world where us humongous giants kill them over finding something to eat?"

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