Former Ken Salazar

Democrat  •  1 Terms  •  Sworn In 2005

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wburke 11/18/2008 5:41am

Please just say “no” to the Global Poverty Act bill——we do not need the
abligation and the pork.

Anonymous 09/21/2008 11:44am

What’s the deal with all of these SEPARATE bills for extending benefits? Our responses are DILUTED on the different bills. When they look for the number of comments, it looks like not many but when they add together the comments for all the UE extension bills introduced, they’d have to RESPOND to us!!!!
2544 is the one that:
- was introduced FIRST
- gives us a $50 increase
- should be pushed for by ALL of us
Make them honor KENNEDY and show empathy for US by passing that bill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

teagoddess 03/03/2008 6:09pm

I need your help to END the use of two poisons that seriously threaten people, pets and our wildlife.

In 2006, sodium cyanide and sodium fluoroacetate (commonly called Compound 1080) killed an average of 1.6 animals every hour. These poisons are considered to be some of the deadliest toxins known to humanity. Yet, Wildlife Services, a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), uses these two poisons to kill coyotes and other predators.

Will you help me end the use (and misuse) of these two poisons by urging the Environmental Protection Agency to eliminate sodium cyanide and sodium fluoroacetate?

Take action online at:

http://action.defenders.org/wildlifepoison

These poisons don’t just threaten their intended targets. They often times poison any threatened or endangered species,
people or domestic pets that happen to come into contact with them.

Sodium cyanide is used in M-44s, which kill more than 10,000 animals each year, including domesticated dogs and a whole host of other “non-target” species, such as rare kit foxes, ringtails [http://en.wikipediaorg/wiki/Ring-tailed_Cat], javelinas [http://www.azgfd.gov/w_c/urban_javelina.shtml], and swift foxes.

M-44s have also killed California condors and wolves.

Compound 1080 can be deployed in poison collars placed on sheep and goats. It is highly toxic to birds and mammals and has been used to illegally kill wolves. Carcasses with Compound 1080 must be handled as hazardous waste. If ingested, they can kill wolves and other animals. Compound 1080 is classified as a chemical weapon in several countries.

The continued availability of these poisons, pose a great threat to people, pets and even homeland security.
Government reports have concluded that Wildlife Services has been “unable to account for stockpiles of the toxins”, which leaves the hazardous materials vulnerable to undetected theft and certainly unauthorized use.

There are effective alternatives to these poisons, including a wide range of proactive, nonlethal methods such as fencing, guard animals, fladry lines, non-lethal ammunition and improved animal husbandry. For the safety of our people, our pets and our wildlife, will you take a few moments to help end the use of sodium cyanide and Compound 1080?

We only have until noon on Wednesday March 5th to submit our comments to the Environmental Protection Agency, so please take action today at:

http://action.defenders.org/wildlifepoison

Thanks for taking the time to help!

Sincerely,
Monica Koziol
[Just thought you’d want to know]

SOME BACKGROUND and light reading:
http://www.epa.gov/IRIS/subst/0469.htm

http://yarchive.net/med/fluoroacetate.html

http://feww.wordpress.com/2008/02/10/whos-afraid/

http://www.opencongress.org/bill/110-h4775/show


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