Tragically, deadly poisons are still actively being used by “pest control” operators.
As recent as last week, WAN reported on the senseless death of another bobcat that died as a result of ingesting a poisoned rodent.
It is urgent that Governor Gavin Newsom sign Bill 1788, The California Ecosystems Protection Act, which will ban second generation rodenticide use in California and the use of any rodenticides in state parks. This will protect countless animals, including mice, owls, hawks, skunks, raccoons, coyotes, rats, bobcats, and mountain lions, from painful and untimely deaths.
Ironically, AB 1788 landed on Newsom’s desk just as bobcat B-372 and mountain lion P-76 both died horrible deaths from uncontrolled bleeding due to rodenticide poisoning.
These recent deaths of innocent animals are even more reason for the Governor to sign this crucial bill into law.
In Los Angeles, noted mountain lion P-22 also suffered from the uncontrolled use of rodenticide. Without treatment for rodenticide poisoning in 2014, P-22 would have perished after much suffering.
Please urge Governor Gavin Newsom to sign this bill before it’s too late for mountain lions and other wild animals.
1. Call Governor Newsom at (916) 445-2841 to support an immediate moratorium on anticoagulant rodenticide poisons.
You could say, “Please protect California’s wild animals from cruel and indiscriminate anticoagulant rodenticide poisons before it’s too late. Please sign AB 1788 into law today.”
2. Contact Governor Newsom on Facebook and Twitter. Urge him to sign AB 1788 into law to ban anticoagulant rodenticide poisons.
3. Submit In Defense of Animals’ letter by filling out the form on their page HERE.
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Two billboards addressing Kansas Governor Laura Kelly were launched on September 9th near the governor’s office at the state capitol. The billboards, which urge state officials to shut down slaughterhouses and promote a plant-based diet, were sponsored by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
The billboards confront the governor with the message, “Governor Kelly: Can Kansas Switch to a Safer Food Supply Like Sunflowers Over Swine? PromotePlantProtein.org!”
Sunflowers are a profitable crop in Kansas and there are several facilities in western Kansas that process the seeds for oil, butter, and roasting.
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine also filed a complaint on September 8th with the head of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Lee Norman. The complaint stated that any slaughterhouses experiencing new coronavirus cases should be shut down immediately. The complaint argues that meatpacking facilities should be replaced with cleaner, safer facilities that produce plant-based protein.
The current public health emergency highlights the need to transition the food production system away from animal agriculture. This is especially urgent since meat products increase the risk of chronic diseases. Studies indicate that affordable, plant-based options can help people prevent and even reverse diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure, among other conditions.
“The transition to plant-based protein is already underway, driven by consumer demand, but this health-promoting trend needs the support and assistance of government,” Susan Levin, MS, RD, Director of Nutrition Education for Physicians Committee, said in a statement. “With incentives from the state, farmers could increase acreage of sunflowers, pinto beans, and other high-protein crops while decreasing livestock production.”
In response to the popularity of plant-based protein products, large meat processors are launching plant-based nuggets and other products. Meanwhile, facilities that produce traditional meat products have been hotspots for coronavirus infections.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reportedly stated that as of September 7th, there are nine active outbreaks associated with meatpacking facilities, accounting for over 2,000 cases.
By contrast, plant-based protein manufacturer, Impossible Foods, reports zero coronavirus cases at its facility in Oakland, California.
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