Cyanide bombs: US says it’s OK to kill wild animals with deadly poison

The US government has approved the continued use of “cyanide bombs” to kill pests such as coyotes, foxes and dogs that live in the wild in America.

It comes despite thousands of objections to the M-44 devices, which have killed more than just wild animals since they were first introduced.

They work by drawing animals with bait then spraying poison into their mouths.

But in 2017, a child was temporarily blinded and three pet dogs killed in two incidents in Idaho and Wyoming.

The family of the child successfully sued the US government for $150,000 (£124,000) in 2018.

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