"Saving Big Cats from Federal Traps, Poison Could Take Legal Action"

"SILVER CITY, New Mexico -- The Center for Biological Diversity has formally notified the predator control branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Services, that it will file a lawsuit over Wildlife Services' traps, snares, and poisons, which risk injuring or killing endangered jaguars and ocelots in the Southwest.

To protect the few remaining jaguars and ocelots, the Center is seeking a halt to animal killing activities that Wildlife Services conducts on behalf of the livestock industry across much of southern and central Arizona and New Mexico."

Environment News Service had the story May 1, 2010.

Monday, May 3, 2010