Urgent! Public Comments Needed By July 6th To Stop The Use Of Anticoagulant Rodenticides That Are Killing Mountian Lions & Other Species Of Wildlife In The U.S.

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The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting an Ecological Risk Assessment for the most dangerous Anticoagulant Rodenticides which are used to poison and kill rats.

As previously reported by WAN, senseless animal deaths also occur by second-generation anticoagulant rodenticide poisoning when a species like a mountain lion consumes “an animal that ate the bait, such as a ground squirrel, or an animal that ate an animal that consumed the bait, such as a coyote.”

This makes it more urgent than ever for people to participate in the public comment period that runs now until July 6th. Please take a moment and leave a personal comment, or use the text below, here is the LINK TO THE EPA COMMENT BOX.

Dear EPA,

The widespread contamination of wildlife by Anticoagulant Rodenticide (AR) is like a massive oil spill, except the injuries are below the skin, in the blood and in the liver – but the ecological damage is comparable.

From ants to apex predators like the mountain lion, these poisons, specifically: brodifacoum, bromadiolone, difethialone, difenacoum, diphacinone and chlorophacinone, leach through the food web, just like DDT, which was banned 48 years ago.

Exposure to anticoagulant rodenticides can cause illness and reproductive failure, impacting whole populations and entire ecosystems, just like DDT did.

If people could see how damaging these poisons are to our wildlife and ecosystems, we would not be discussing their potential ecological impact in 2020 – they would have been banned years ago, just like DDT.

Please save our wildlife and prohibit the use of these pesticides. Please, do not let another year pass, ban them now!

(YOUR NAME)

As per the EPA’s website, DDT (dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane) was effective for insect control in crop and livestock production, institutions, homes, and gardens. Ultimately, though, its broad use as a pesticide in the United States and other countries resulted in the development of resistance by many insect species.

Harmful Anticoagulant Rodenticides must not only be banned in the United States but worldwide as well. 

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