Let’s Ban Anticoagulant Pesticides!

The Following Information Was Provided to SFVAS by CLAW (Citizens for Los Angeles Wildlife)

On Tuesday, the State Assembly’s Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee (ESTM) supported AB 2422, a bill that would ban most uses of anticoagulant rodenticide in California.

We now have a short deadline to support the bill through its next step.

AB 2422 also has to pass a second committee, the Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife (WPW). The committee will hold a hearing about this bill on April 24th.

Additional comments are needed before the hearing is held!

If you have not yet called or emailed your support of AB 2422:

Comments can still be submitted up until the April 24thhearing. Please send your personal message to all of the members and staff of the Water, Parks, and Wildlife (WPW) Comittee, asking them to vote YES in support of AB 2422.

Some points to make might include:

• When wild predators eat rats who have consumed anticoagulant rodenticides, they in turn show symptoms of poisoning. This can lead to death from mange or internal hemorrhaging.

• Nearly 75% of wild animals in California test positive for rodenticide exposure. In the Santa Monica Mountains region, 90% of mountain lions and 92% of bobcats have rat poison in their system.

• At least 29 animal species in California are affected by secondary poisoning, including endangered species such as the San Joaquin Kit Fox.

• Rodenticides are not necessary for effective pest control, and have been shown to have a counterproductive effect by weakening and killing natural predators of rodents.

Please copy and paste this list of recipients into your email:

Eduardo.Garcia@asm.ca.govMark.Rossow@asm.ca.gov, James.Gallagher@asm.ca.govDavid.Evans@asm.ca.gov,
Frank.Bigelow@asm.ca.govHannah.Ackley@asm.ca.govWendy.Carrillo@asm.ca.govBrandon.Seto@asm.ca.govSteven.Choi@asm.ca.govCameron.Demetre@asm.ca.govKansen.Chu@asm.ca.govAnnie.Pham@asm.ca.govLaura.Friedman@asm.ca.govJim.Metropulos@asm.ca.govTodd.Gloria@asm.ca.govYvonne.Munos@asm.ca.govMatthew.Harper@asm.ca.govAlexander.Henthorn@asm.ca.govAsh.Kalra@asm.ca.govRoseryn.Bhudsabourg@asm.ca.govMarc.Levine@asm.ca.govDiego.Lopez@asm.ca.govDevon.Mathis@asm.ca.govJustin.Boman@asm.ca.govBlanca.Rubio@asm.ca.govJoaquin.Pacheco@asm.ca.gov, Rudy.Salas@asm.ca.gov, Celia.Mata@asm.ca.gov, Jim.Wood@asm.ca.govPaul.Ramey@asm.ca.govchinook.shin@asm.ca.govinfo@clawonline.org