Environmental groups petition EPA to ban cyanide devices linked to wolf death

Eighteen environmental advocacy groups are lobbying the Environmental Protection Agency to ban M-44s, the controversial spring-loaded devices filled with sodium cyanide and used primarily to kill coyotes and other predators.

The organizations filed a petition with the EPA on Thursday to ban the devices in the lower 48 states, citing the dangers posed to wildlife and people by the chemical pesticide.

Source: Environmental groups petition EPA to ban cyanide devices linked to wolf death | OregonLive.com