Government over-reach has been a big issue for years and it needs to be addressed in so many different avenues. The use of cyanide bombs to protect humans from predatory animals is one of them. These hidden and dangerous devices are just as dangerous to those that live around them than they are to the animals they target.
Conservative Tribune reports:
How the government protects Americans from these animals has been called into question after a family dog in Pocatello, Idaho, was killed by a device used by the Department of Agriculture, the East Idaho News reported. Canyon Mansfield, 14, was walking with his family’s dog when he noticed a pipe sticking out of the ground. As soon as he touched the pipe, it released a deadly poison.
“I see this little pipe that looked like a sprinkler sticking out of the ground,” Mansfield told the newspaper. “I go over and touch it. Then it makes a pop sound and it spews orange gas everywhere.”
What Mansfield touched was actually a device called an M-44, a cyanide distribution method the government uses in humanity’s endless battle with nature’s dangers. While Mansfield was able to get the substance off of himself quickly, his dog wasn’t so lucky. The yellow Labrador ended up dying from the poison because no one knew what it was right away.
WITI reported that the family was never notified that M-44 bombs has been placed near their property — something that goes far beyond the government being clueless. This had the potential to kill people.
“We didn’t know anything about it. No neighborhood notifications and our local authorities didn’t know anything about them,” Mark Mansfield, Canyon’s father, explained. “The sheriff deputies who went up there didn’t even know what a cyanide bomb was.”
While some local lawmakers are trying hard to push bills that will end the use of this type of device permanently we still have a need to warn the population to be extremely careful. If you see anything like this sticking up from the ground please leave it alone and let local authorities know.