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Poisoning wolves with strychnine is unacceptable in experimental studies and conservation programmes

  • GILBERT PROULX (a1), RYAN K. BROOK (a2), MARC CATTET (a3), CHRIS DARIMONT (a4) and PAUL C. PAQUET (a5)...
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To reduce predation on a woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) population threatened by industrial disturbance, a recent study in Alberta (Canada) used strychnine baits to kill wolves (Canis lupus). Strychnine should not be used to control wolves because it is: (1) inhumane; (2) in contravention of animal welfare guidelines; and (3) non-selective.

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*Correspondence: Dr Gilbert Proulx e-mail: gproulx@alphawildlife.ca
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