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Lethal Wildlife Poisons: Addressing Risks to Families, Outdoorsmen and Pets

  • CVC-217, Capitol Visitor Center (map)

Briefing and Film: USDA’s Lethal Wildlife Poisons: Addressing Risks to Families, Outdoorsmen and Pets 

Tuesday April 2, 4pm
CVC Room 217 (South congressional Meeting Room)
-Refreshments Served-

Dear Colleague:

You and your staff are invited to a briefing to learn more about USDA Wildlife Services’ use of deadly poisons on public and private lands across our country.

Meet the Mansfields, an Idaho family who lost their beloved dog—and nearly their son—to an M-44 “cyanide bomb” set by USDA Wildlife Services near their home. Sadly, this is not a rare circumstance. After the loss of their dog and hospitalization of their son, they are working to ensure that other families do not have to endure similar tragedies.

Additionally, please join us for the film “Lethal Control” about the family’s experience, a Q&A with the survivors, and a discussion of the bipartisan Chemical Poisons Reduction Act (also known as “Canyon’s Law”), a soon-to-be-introduced bill to protect the public from dangerous wildlife poisons while preventing government waste.

Speakers will discuss the devastating impacts that these lethal substances have had on people and pets, and the need for policy reform.


  • Canyon Mansfield – M-44 cyanide bomb survivor and advocate for Canyon’s Law

  • Mark & Theresa Mansfield – Parents whose son and pet were poisoned by a USDA M-44

  • Brooks Fahy, Predator Defense,

  • Carson Barylak, International Fund for Animal Welfare &

  • Eric Molvar, Western Watersheds Project

We hope to see you there. Should you have any questions, please contact our staff: KP Pratt (Kris.pratt@mail.house.gov) with Rep. DeFazio, or Devin Murphy (Devin.murphy@mail.house.gov) with Rep. Gaetz.


                        Peter DeFazio                                                 Matt Gaetz

                        Member of Congress                                      Member of Congress

Earlier Event: April 2
GPS 101 Briefing