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Two Solutions for Rodent-Packed Island: Poison Entire Island, Do Nothing

August 19, 2013
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The South Farallon Islands, 27 miles off the coast of San Francisco, are so overrun with mice, that the US Fish & Wildlife Service is recommending two options: blanket the entire island with poison or just leave it the way it is.

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Protection for South Africa's Cheetahs and Rhinos

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AFP (Apr. 23, 2013) — South Africa's game parks give the impression of wilderness, but are carefully managed and monitored. French conservationist Damien Vergnaud takes his cheetahs on runs and injects his rhinos' horns with poison, in order to protect these animals from danger.
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Entire Creek to Be Poisoned to Kill "Vampire Fish"

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Buzz60 (June 3, 2013) — A creek near Lake Michigan is being poisoned, to get rid of so called "vampire fish" or sea lamprey that latch onto other fish, and kill or injure them by sucking the insides out. The poison being inserted into the lake won't hurt other creatures or humans. Patrick Jones has more on the invasive species.
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In Poland, Poorly Hedgehogs Find a Saviour

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