On Tuesday, AB 1788 (Bloom), passed through its second committee hearing - the Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee. This bill that would ban the “second generation” category of anticoagulant rodenticides in California, and the use of ANY rodenticide within California State Parks. We are proud to be part of a coalition of environmental organizations supporting this important bill. We are especially thankful to the bill's sponsors: Animal Legal Defense Fund, Center for Biological Diversity, and Raptors are The Solution (RATS). CLAW's support letter can be read here.
This bill must pass through a third committee (Appropriations) before it goes to a full Assembly vote. Stay tuned for details! There is opposition from the pest control industry, and this bill will need your support to pass through the remaining steps!
For more information on how to protect wildlife in our hillsides, please visit the Citizens for Los Angeles Wildlife (CLAW).