Urgent Call To Action For Californians: Help Ban Use Of Cruel Rat Poison Statewide By Urging Governor Newsom To Sign Bill 1788 Into Law

As recent as last week, WAN reported on the senseless death of another bobcat that died as a result of ingesting a poisoned rodent.

Sadly, deadly rat poisons are still actively being used by “pest control” companies throughout the United States.

It is urgent that California lead the way by banning harmful rodenticide poisoning and urge California Governor Gavin Newsom to sign Bill 1788, The California Ecosystems Protection Act. The important bill will ban second generation rodenticide use in California and the use of any rodenticides in state parks. This will protect countless animals, including: mice, owls, hawks, skunks, raccoons, coyotes, rats, bobcats, and mountain lions, from painful and untimely deaths.

Ironically, AB 1788 landed on Newsom’s desk just as bobcat B-372 and mountain lion P-76 both died painful deaths from uncontrolled bleeding due to rodenticide poisoning.

These recent deaths of innocent animals are even more reason for the Governor to sign this crucial bill into law.

In Los Angeles, mountain lion P-22 also suffered from the uncontrolled use of rodenticides. Without treatment for rodenticide poisoning in 2014, P-22 would have perished after much suffering.

Please urge California Governor Gavin Newsom to sign Bill AB 1788 before it’s too late for mountain lions and other wild animals.

1. Call Governor Newsom at (916) 445-2841 to support an immediate moratorium on anticoagulant rodenticide poisons.

You can say, “Please protect California’s wild animals from cruel and indiscriminate anticoagulant rodenticide poisons before it’s too late. Please sign AB 1788 into law today.”

2. Contact Governor Newsom on Facebook and Twitter. Urge him to sign AB 1788 into law.

3. Submit In Defense of Animals’ letter by filling out the form on their page HERE.

Content courtesy of In Defense of Animals. Help them continue fighting for animals, people, and the environment by making a donation HERE!

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