Prairie dogs die slowly -- over hours or days -- when poisoned to clear land for cattle grazing. Charming and social, prairie dogs sustain nine wildlife species, including the endangered black-footed ferret, in grassland ecosystems. They don’t deserve this agonizing death.
I just kicked off a complex project in Wyoming to save prairie dogs. This team effort with the U.S. Forest Service and other wildlife groups will humanely move hundreds of these adorable creatures from a poisoning zone to a protected grassland.
Please get to know this fascinating species through this slideshow and story. I'll update you soon -- with more pictures -- on our progress in saving prairie dogs.
Lindsey Sterling Krank Director, the Prairie Dog Coalition The Humane Society of the United States
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