Thursday, February 28, 2013

Get Deadly Poisons Off Store Shelves

Endangered Wildlife Threatened by Deadly Rat Poisons -- Take Action

Pacific fisherExtremely dangerous, "super-toxic" rat poisons known as second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides pose severe health risks to pets and children: In some cases, accidental poisonings even result in death. But the chemicals are also extremely dangerous to wild animals that eat the poisoned rodents.

In California alone poisonings and deaths have been documented in eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, bobcats, mountain lions, and endangered Pacific fishers and San Joaquin kit foxes. In fact, studies have documented second-generation anticoagulants in more than 70 percent of wildlife tested.

In an effort to protect wildlife from these needless poisonings, the Center for Biological Diversity has filed a formal notice of intent to sue the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. With safe and cost-effective alternatives available, there's no reason to leave the worst poisons on the market.

Listen to this story on KMUD and then take action to get super-toxic rat poisons off the shelves.

San Joaquin kit fox pups

Sacramento County, CA

Contra Costa County Animal Services

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Lancaster high kill shelter, CA

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