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Retail giant Wal-Mart, usually criticized for its labor practices, is now getting flak for killing a prairie dog colony in Lafayette. And all of it was to make way for a new store location.From the Boulder Daily Camera:
Earlier this year, Boulder County asked Wal-Mart to contribute to local land preservation to offset the impact its new store will have on local prairie habitat. Additionally, one local resident offered to help the company relocate the animals to city open space.
The company rejected both offers and fumigated the colony after researching relocation and other options.