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Sacramento Animal Rights Meetup Group Message Board › Sign petition by noon Thurs 8/29: NO AERIAL DUMPING OF RAT POISON ON FARALLO


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San Ramon, CA
Post #: 536

This refuge needs to be protected! Our petition deadline is tomorrow, Thursday, August 29 at noon. Please sign today!

Help us stop the aerial dumping of rat poison on the Farallon Islands! Many seabirds nest on the islands. The non-native mice do not eat seabirds, their nestlings or their eggs, but the presence of the mice attracts predators who do. Is this reason enough to dump tons of poison on the islands? Click to sign our petition against this proposal.

The Public Scoping Meeting to discuss the plan to dump thousands of pounds of toxic rodent poison on the Farallon Islands to eradicate non-native house mice is tomorrow at 6pm at Fort Mason in San Francisco.

Please sign our petition to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) against the dumping of rat poison on these fragile islands! We will bring our supporters' signatures to the meeting.

WildCare's research on the damaging impacts of rodenticides has placed us in a leadership role against the use of these poisons. Our research shows that, if USFWS goes ahead with their proposal, hundreds of non-target animals will die from feeding on sick and dying poisoned victims (secondary poisoning), from consuming the highly toxic poison pellets, and from unforseen impacts resulting from this toxic pesticide's integration into the entire island ecosystem.

At WildCare, every day we see the dreadful toll rodenticides take on our wildlife. In our experience, nothing justifies the collateral damage from the use of these poisons, especially not on the scale of what the USFWS proposes for the Farallones.

Surely there is a less extreme, more environmentally-sensitive solution to controlling the mouse population and the non-resident seabird predators they attract to the islands.

Please sign our petition to encourage USFWS to find a better solution to the rodent problems on the South Farallon Islands.

Thank you,
Karen Wilson
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