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Episode 241: Human Super-Predators

Predator control is a nasty business. Millions of animals are killed each year around the country to protect livestock, ecosystems and, depending on who you listen to, children. The problem with this entire system of treating predators as the bad...
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Casavant transferred out of conservation service but ‘not disciplined’ officials say

The Conservation Officer who was heralded as a hero after refusing an order to kill twin bear cubs has been transferred out of the position he held dear – but “not disciplined” by his superiors, a government official said today...
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Residents not reporting wildlife conflict – but officer fails to ask why

A frustrated conservation officer took to the media this week hoping to inspire more calls to the conservation service and prevent future conflict. But he failed to see what the most likely explanation is: people don’t want their wild...
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Aerial vaccine drop remains best defense against rabies

Aerial dropping of rabies vaccines are underway in Niagara and scheduled for Cornwall to combat the spread of the disease from the United States into Ontario. “We’re trying to create a buffer of vaccinated wildlife in that area, so it...
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Sick raccoon in Vaughn underscores need for local rehab funding

It should never be a hardship to find someone willing to help a sick or injured animal. But across the country, wildlife-loving residents have difficulty locating the appropriate service locally – and that was underscored this week in Vaughn,...
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End of summer sale: free shipping on Wild and Free tanks!

The end of summer is in sight, but don’t be sad – we’re celebrating the last few weeks with a special sale! If you buy one of our Wild & Free tanks in the coming days, you’ll get it with FREE shipping! These loose-fitting...
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Bear conflict in BC expected to increase: it’s up to us to save lives

An early berry crop and a potentially reduced salmon run could mean an increase in British Columbia’s bears looking for different food sources. And it will be up to us to keep them safe. The CBC has reported that bear experts believe the early...
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Officials do little to help residents worried about wildlife

Residents in Milton, Ontario, are getting mixed messages about coyotes after a provincial official and town staff spoke to a local media outlet. The Milton Canadian Champion last week wrote of residents who are seeing an increase in coyotes in their...
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California drought alone not to blame for wildlife conflict

An intense four-year drought in California seems the obvious reason for what many believe is an increase in human-wildlife conflict. But scientists and experts aren’t convinced the drought alone is affecting change in wildlife behaviour. The...
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Episode 240: Law and order

We’re taking you into the world of animal law on this episode, featuring two major cases in the United States whose outcomes could very well change wildlife policy across the country. The WildEarth Guardians are celebrating a victory in...
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