Action Alert

Take Action- Protect California Wildlife from Poisoning



Thanks to the support of thousands of Californians over the past month, AB 1788, the California Ecosystems Protection Act, has passed through three committees and now heads to its next crucial step, a floor vote by the entire California Assembly, as early as this Thursday! We urgently need your help to complete this next hurdle.

AB 1788 would ban second generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs) 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, poisoning California’s iconic wildlife. The bill would also ban the use of less potent, though still very dangerous, first generation anticoagulant rodenticides (FGARs) on state-owned lands. A recent analysis of 11 studies found that more than 85% of California mountain lions, bobcats, and Pacific fishers have been exposed to these dangerous poisons.

This commonsense legislation simply curbs the use of the very worst of these super-toxic poisons in certain situations, while still allowing the use of rodenticide products that are less dangerous. Even so, the pest control industry is doing everything it can to stop this bill from passing.

Please help make AB 1788 law with a simple phone call to your State Assemblymember – ask him or her to vote “yes” on AB 1788 and protect wild animals like bobcats, bald eagles, and the endangered Pacific fisher.

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.

If you’re not sure who your assemblymember is, find your representatives here.

Thank you for protecting California’s wild animals.

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