Back in August 2019, a lawsuit was filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, Animal Legal Defense Fund, and Project Coyote. In response to that lawsuit, there is a federal animal-killing program that now restricts the use of bird-killing poisons in Northern California.
It also stops people from setting strangulation snares as well as other traps in places like the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
A San Francisco federal court approved the agreement. It also directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services to analyze the environmental impacts killing of coyotes, bobcats, mountain lions, and other wildlife in California’s “Sacramento District” has.
This 10-county region covers the following: Colusa, El Dorado, Sonoma, Sacramento, Solano, Lake, Marin, Napa, Placer, and Yolo counties.
“This agreement will ensure greater transparency and accountability from a federal agency that has run roughshod over America’s wildlife for far too long,” said Camilla Fox, who is the Executive Director of Project Coyote.
“Many cost-effective, non-lethal solutions exist to address human-wildlife conflicts that are more humane, ecologically sound, and ethically defensible. We are hopeful that this settlement will propel a shift in this direction statewide.”
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