Carrie, those sunflower seeds you gave me so long ago have spread through the
upper canyon this year. Beautiful!
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On Apr 4, 2019, at 2:33 PM, Carrie Schneider permanent
Hi Friends of Switzer Canyon!
For most of you on this list, Todd Gloria is your CA assemblymember. I’m sure
he will support this bill if he gets some calls.
I just called his office at 916-319-2078 and asked that he support AB 1788.
Please do the same!
This is particularly important for Switzer Canyon, because we suspect the
2nd-generation rat poisons that would be regulated by this bill killed
several hawks and a coyote last year in the canyon.
Please feel free to forward.
We need your help getting an important bill, AB 1788, the California
Ecosystems Protection Act, over the next hurdle – the Water, Parks, and
Wildlife Committee. Last week, the bill passed its first committee, but your
voice is needed to make this bill law.
If your assemblymember sits on this committee, they need to hear from you
before April 9th! Make a brief phone call today asking them to support AB
1788 and protect wild animals like bobcats, bald eagles, and the endangered
Pacific fisher. If your assemblymember does not sit on the committee, please
call the committee chair, Asm. Eduardo Garcia.
Sample Message: I am your constituent, and I care about protecting
California’s wildlife. Please support AB 1788, the California Ecosystems
This bill would ban second generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs)
throughout the state, except for agricultural use or by special permit. It
would also ban the use of less potent, though still very dangerous, first
generation anticoagulant rodenticides (FGARs) on state-owned lands.
Rodenticides (rat poisons) designed to kill rodents are poisoning
California’s native wildlife. Rodenticides are consumed by rats, who in turn
are consumed by other wildlife, resulting in secondary poisoning and
contamination of the food chain. Rodenticide poisoning is widespread. A
recent analysis of 11 studies found that more than 85% of California mountain
lions, bobcats, and Pacific fishers have been exposed to these dangerous
If you’re not sure who your assemblymember is, find your representatives here.
Members of Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee
Eduardo Garcia (Chair)
James Gallagher (Vice Chair)
Sutter Creek, Yosemite
Steven S. Choi, Ph.D.
Irvine, Tustin, Orange
Milpitas, Fremont, San Jose,
Redding, Downie, Truckee,
Bell Gardens, Downey
Coronado, Del Mar,
coastal San Diego
Downtown, East San Jose
San Rafael, Petaluma,
Blanca E. Rubio
Azusa, Baldwin Park,
San Gabriel Valley
Rudy Salas, Jr.
If enacted, California would become the first state to prohibit these cruel
products. Help us make history and urge your assemblymember to support AB
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