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Friday, December 14, 2012

Groups call for ban on rat poisons Featured

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According to KMUD News Cordinator, Cynthia Elkins, in a story aired on Thursday, December 13, 2012, on the KMUD Local News:

"A coalition of conservation groups is calling on the state to ban the sale of what they call super-toxic rat poisons.  The action targets what’s known as second-generation anticoagulants, which are implicated in the deaths of so-called non-target wildlife, including a rare mammal here on the North Coast.  Greg Loarie is an attorney representing the groups that filed the comments this week with the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.  He says the action to ban these rat poisons is overdue, and says they will consider litigation if necessary."

Use the player below to hear this story, including an interview with Attorney Greg Loarie, Jonathan Evens from the Center for Biological Diversity and the manager of a hydroponics store advocating for not selling rat poison. The audio begins with Loarie describing the consequences of rodenticide use as a "crisis.'

 

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