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California: Contact your State Senator to Ban Super-Toxic Rodenticides

This action is for California residents only.

You’ve spoken, and California legislators are listening. AB 1788, the California Ecosystems Protection Act, has passed the California Assembly and several Senate committees. It’s next being heard by the Senate Appropriations Committee – and we need your help to ensure AB 1788 makes it through this step!

AB 1788 would ban super-toxic rat poisons – second generation anticoagulant rodenticides – throughout the state, except for agricultural use or by special permit.  These are the most toxic – “one feeding kills” – poisons that stay in rodents’ systems long after death and contaminate the food chain. AB 1788 would also ban the use of less potent, though still very dangerous, first generation anticoagulant rodenticides on state-owned lands.

This bill is urgently needed. California’s wildlife is being poisoned to death. A recent state analysis found that more than 85% of California mountain lions, bobcats, and Pacific fishers have been exposed to these dangerous poisons.

We need everyone to call their state senator in support of AB 1788! If you’re not sure who your senator is, find out here. Please only call your personal senator. Calls to legislators who do not represent your district are counterproductive and could endanger the bill.

  • If your Senator sits on the Senate Appropriations Committee, please call them as soon as possible and ask them to vote “YES” on AB 1788.
  • If your Senator does not sit on the committee, please call them anyways and ask them to vote “YES” on AB 1788, as well. If AB 1788 passes out of committee, it will likely go to a full Senate vote soon after.

Sample Message: I am your constituent, and I care about protecting California’s wildlife. Please vote YES on AB 1788, the California Ecosystems Protection Act.

Members of Senate Appropriations Committee

Sen. Anthony J. Portantino (Chair) Pasadena/Los Angeles 916-651-4025
Sen. Patricia C. Bates (Vice Chair) Orange County/San Diego County 916-651-4036
Sen. Steven Bradford Los Angeles County/Inglewood 916-651-4035
Sen. Maria Elena Durazo Los Angeles/Echo Park 916-651-4024
Sen. Jerry Hill San Mateo County/Santa Clara County 916-651-4013
Sen. Brian W. Jones San Diego County/Escondido 916-651-4038
Sen. Bob Wieckowski East Bay/Silicon Valley 916-651-4010

 

Thank you for speaking up for California’s wild animals

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