Keep Children and Wildlife Safe From Rat Poisons

After decades of study, the Environmental Protection Agency is finally moving to ban certain types of super-toxic rodenticides that poison wildlife, pets and children. Every year, rare species like the San Joaquin kit fox, bobcat and great horned owl are poisoned when they consume rodents containing rat and mouse poison.Our families and children are also sickened by wayward “loose” poison pellets. Safer and lower-cost alternatives exist — such as adding tamper-resistant bait stations and using less toxic products.But even these small steps to reduce human and animal poisoning are too much for some rat-poison manufacturers, three of which are leading the charge to thwart the EPA’s ban on this unnecessary poisoning caused by products such as d-CON and Hot Shot rodent bait.Tell the EPA to stand up to pesticide manufacturers Reckitt Benckiser, Liphatech and Spectrum Brands and get these lethal poisons off the shelves.


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