Keep the Mountains Poison Free!
Despite a concerted campaign to ban rodenticides by wildlife advocacy groups like Poison Free Malibu, these anticoagulant toxins remain a major cause of death for wildlife in the Santa Monica Mountains and throughout the county. AB 1788, an assembly bill authored by Santa Monica Mountains area Representative Richard Bloom that seeks to restrict the use of this class of pesticides statewide, will be voted on later this year.
On July 30, 2020 Assembly Bill (AB) 1788, the California Ecosystems Protection Act, which would limit the sale of second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides, is back, and headed for the Senate Appropriations Committee. Coauthors Senator Henry Stern and Assemblymember Richard Bloom are optimistic that the bill can pass, but support is needed.