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New Mexico granting fewer cyanide bomb OKs for coyotes

New Mexico granting fewer cyanide bomb OKs for coyotes

The Associated Press
Created: December 09, 2019 06:35 AM

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Records show New Mexico has approved fewer licenses for the use of cyanide bombs — a device deployed by ranchers to kill coyotes.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports records show state-issued licenses for cyanide bombs has declined from 86 in 2015 and 2016 to 54 in 2019.  

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week reauthorized the use of cyanide bombs targeting coyotes.

Ranchers say they still need the devices, also known as M-44s, to kill hungry coyotes, which can cost the industry thousands of dollars a year in livestock losses.  

Environmentalists say the devices are a horrible way to kill coyotes


(Copyright 2019 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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