Rodenticides are among the leading causes of mountain lion mortality in California, and too many of California's wild animals are experiencing avoidable deaths due to rodenticide poisoning.
AB 1788, the California Ecosystems Protection Act by Assemblymember Richard Bloom, addresses this by placing a moratorium on many uses of second generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs) until the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has reevaluated these toxic chemicals and the Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) has determined that they will not result in significant adverse effects to non-target wildlife.
Both houses of the state legislature will vote on AB1788 THIS WEEK. We need a majority of each house to pass it in order to protect our wildlife - Now is the Time to Urge Your Senator and Assembly Member to Vote Yes on Assembly Bill 1788.
Once you've found your representative, click on their name and then the “Contact” page on their website to find their phone number and link for the comment form. When you call or write your representative, let them know you you are in their district and politely express that you care about California's wildlife and that you want our wildlife and pets protected from exposure to anticoagulant rodenticides. Urge them to vote YES on AB 1788.
Thank you so very much for taking the time to help protect California's wildlife!