A little more than 3 months ago I wrote about how government sanctioned workers wantonly and ruthlessly kill millions of animals in the name of management or control. Not only is the mass slaughter unnecessary, but the horrific methods that are used are non-specific - "non-target" animals are also killed. Recently a dog named Bella was killed by an M-44-sodium cyanide device placed on the private property of a family in Texas. (For more information on M-44s and why they should be banned click here.) What's interesting, but not at all unusual about the careless placement of the explosive device, is that there were also children who could have been maimed or killed. A gray fox also was killed in this ridiculous, egregious, and expensive war on wildlife. Furthermore, a official with Wildlife Services has had the audacity to suggest that people might take their pets out to be poisoned so they can sue the government.