AB 1788 Is Back on Track!
Call Your State Senator today and help get this legislation passed
Super-toxic rat poisons, also known as anticoagulant rodenticides, are decimating California’s native wildlife, including species like mountain lions, golden eagles, and Pacific fishers.
Rodenticides enter the food chain through rats and other rodents, which in turn are consumed by other larger animals, resulting in secondary poisoning. AB 1788, the California Ecosystems Protection Act, places a statewide moratorium — except in cases of public health or ecosystem emergencies — on these dangerous poisons.
It’s critical that the legislature act quickly — rodenticides are widespread across the state and are devastating local animal populations.
To ensure AB 1788 becomes law, if your state Senator serves on the Appropriations Committee, please call them today. If you prefer to make your voice known via the internet, you can submit directly through the legislative portal.
You can use this message: “I’m your constituent and am calling to ask the Senator to vote YES on AB 1788 to create a moratorium on the most dangerous rat poisons. It’s critical to take action on this legislation now as these poisons are causing death and illness in extremely high percentages of tested mountain lions and other species including hawks, owls, eagles, bobcats, and many others.”
Senator Anthony Portantino is Chair of the Appropriations Committee and also represents Griffith Park. If you live near Griffith Park, it is especially important that his Sacramento office hears from you! Even if you do not reside in his district, you can call in support of the legislation.
Friends of Griffith Park letter regarding AB 1788 can also be viewed on their website.