Feds Protect Fishers From Pot Farm Poisoning

October 7, 2014 7:16 AM

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Feds Protect Fishers From Pot Farm Poisoning

According to the USFWS (US Fish and Wildlife Service), the fisher, a member of the weasel family, may soon be declared an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act in three states. Fishers were tracked and hunted until it was almost extinct in a number of US states.

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature currently lists the fisher as an animal of “least concern” globally. In the states of California, Oregon and Washington, however, the species is threatened by rat poison utilized on many pot farms.

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