Dear Members and Supporters of Laguna Canyon Conservancy,
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 week! We urgently need your help to complete this next hurdle by phoning your representative.
You can find your representative at http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/. Click on your Assembly Member’s name to go to their webpage. Their phone numbers are usually found at the bottom of that page. Please call this Monday or Tuesday.
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.
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 for weeks and contaminate the food chain, causing poisoning to 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.
Data from the California Department of Fish & Wildlife, the National Park Service, UCLA, and other scientists have shown that 80-90% of predator species such as owls, hawks, bobcats, foxes, coyotes, and mountain lions, as well as endangered species such as the spotted owl and Pacific fisher, have been exposed to the poisons.
This bill is common-sense legislation that 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 national pest control industry is doing everything it can to stop this bill from passing and that's where we need your help!
Please help make AB 1788 law with a simple phone call to your State Assemblymember, asking him or her to vote "yes" on AB 1788.
Thank you very much,
Poison Free Malibu