HSUS: Kansas: Stop the Logan County Prairie Dog Poisoning

December 14th, 2006 3:58 pm by mad mags

Via the Humane Society of the United States:

Kansas: Stop the Logan County Prairie Dog Poisoning

The commissioners of Logan County, Kansas, have decided to poison the largest prairie dog town in Kansas. A 1901 state law permits county governments to go onto private property, despite the owner’s objection, and exterminate prairie dogs. Last week, one Logan ranching family was given the option of killing the prairie dogs on their land or paying for county employees to do so, at a cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

So far, the family has protested, saying that prairie dogs play an important role in the health of native grassland ecosystems. They also don’t want poisons, which kill many species besides prairie dogs, on their land. Furthermore, they have proposed their land as potential reintroduction sites for the most endangered mammal in North America, the black-footed ferret, a species completely dependent on prairie dog colonies for its survival.

Click here to take action on this issue.

More information is available here.

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One Response to “HSUS: Kansas: Stop the Logan County Prairie Dog Poisoning”

  1. easyVegan.info » Blog Archive » Defenders of Wildlife: Don’t Let Them Poison the Kansas Prairie Says:

    […] UPDATE, 12/14/06: The HSUS also released an action alert on this item; you can view it here. […]

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