AMERICAN PESTISIDES KILLING AFRICA'S LIONS

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AMERICAN PESTISIDES KILLING AFRICA'S LIONS

 user 2009-03-31 at 11:27:28 am Views: 87
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    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/03/26/60minutes/main4894945.shtml
    Poison Takes Toll On Africa’s Lions
    Kenyan Cattle Herders Are Using The American Pesticide Furadan To Kill The Predators
    FMC, declined 60 Minutes’ request for an interview but said in a written statement that Furadan is important to the sustainability of agriculture in Kenya. They said that the labels clearly illustrate its proper use and that they condemn the illegal use of their products to kill predatory wildlife.

    But does it have to be a choice between cubs and corporations? There are other ways to protect cattle without using lethal chemicals. But for lion cubs to grow up to be the splendid creatures they can be, Furadan cannot be part of their future.

    The maker of Furadan, F.M.C. ,with CEO and president William G. Walter Chairman , told 60 Minutes that in response to reports of poisonings last year they suspended all exports to Kenya. Last month, we went back check if it was still on sale. Even without new shipments, we found that in some of the shops it was still on the shelves. FMC continues to export it to neighboring countries where lions are also disappearing.