Environment: Three for the Animals

> A Texas surveyor looking for a boundary marker tugged at a mysterious pipe protruding from the ground. The pipe, a "coyote getter," designed to shoot cyanide into any animal that disturbs its wick, fired a cartridge into the surveyor's hand. An hour later he was dead. Such incidents have become increasingly common as sheep growers and federal agents have used more and more poisons to kill predators. In some areas, foxes, weasels, eagles and a number of other species have virtually disappeared. Now, the Environmental Protection Agency has banned 19 products containing...

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