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From our Animal Care Spotlight in our Fall 2020 Newsletter
Last month we asked our supporters to sign our petition urging Governor Gavin Newsom to sign AB-1788 into law, banning Second Generation Anticoagulant Rodenticides. On September 29th, we received the excellent news that he did just that! The passage of this bill will save countless wild lives across the state of California including birds of prey, mountain lions, bobcats, foxes, coyotes, and endangered species such as the northern spotted owl, pacific fisher, and San Joaquin kit fox!
While this is a great step in the right direction, the unfortunate fact is that the bill did not ban other toxic forms of rodenticides that impact wildlife. Bromethalin is a form of rat bait that is very toxic and deadly to wildlife, which we suspect brings patients into our center regularly. As a neurotoxin, the symptoms of bromethalin poisoning mirror other illnesses and injuries that come through our center such as distemper, glioblastomas (brain tumors) and head trauma. The only way to be certain is with testing. In 2021, we are hoping to increase our capabilities of testing with larger funds directed towards this. Our hope is to gain a better scope in understanding of the ways these toxins impact our local wildlife. As with the ban on Second Generation Anticoagulant Rodenticides, a deeper knowledge and understanding of any human imposed threat to wildlife has the power to affect great change.
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