Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Lions being intentionally poisoned in Kenya


Just watched this disturbing video offered up by the BBC. A pesticide, Carbofuron, is being used in Kenya to kill predetory animals like lions and other big cats. In some cases, carcasses are being seeded with the deadly chemical in order to poison the animals that will feed upon it. It has now gotten into the ecosystem and has killed animals that graze as well.

This is being done to protect cows and other livestock. But it begs the question, is this the only damn way to do it? Do we have to poison already endangered animals?

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Blogger Libby Spencer said...

That is entirely horrible on every level.

7:13:00 PM  

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