Strychnine Registration Consultation
Health Canada is proposing to cancel the registration of Maxim 2% Liquid Strychnine Concentrate, and to require removal of groundsquirrel use from the label of S.A.R.M Gopher Poison R.T.U. Strychnine is a registered pesticide used by growers to control ground squirrels. Following a scheduled re-evaluation under the Re-evaluation Program, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency is consulting Canadians on the proposal to cancel the use of strychnine for ground squirrel control due to effects on non-target animals. This review identified environmental concerns in the potential poisoning of non-target animals, including species at risk such as the swiftfox and burrowing owl. There is concern mitigation measures would not be practical.
Read the review document here.
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