Help ban the use of mouse and rat poison in Toronto!
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British Columbia has banned the use of rat poison and Toronto could be next, with your help!
On October 28th 2022, the province of British Columbia decided to make the ban of use of rat poison permanent.
CBC News released an article on October 28th outlining the timeline of how this came into affect.
“Last July, the government imposed an 18-month ban on the use of rodenticides over concerns the poison is inadvertently killing owls, among other wildlife.
The permanent regulatory changes announced Friday (October 28th 2022) will ban the widespread sale and use of second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs), which the province says risk the secondary poisoning of animals who consume poisoned rodents.
The province spent the last 15 months conducting a review of SGARS and their impact by speaking with technical experts and holding a public consultation which received almost 1,600 responses. It outlined proposed regulatory amendments in an intentions paper.
The permanent ban will come into effect on Jan. 21, 2023 to align with the end of the temporary ban.”
The BCSPCA states, “This is a big step forward for animal welfare – protecting wildlife from exposure to the most dangerous rodenticides, while promoting more effective and humane methods of pest control.”
Why is this important?
Rat poison has been widely criticized for how it moves through the food chain after it's ingested by a rat. Trace amounts are found in local wildlife and can be harmful to predators like owls.
To read more from the BCSPCA please click the following link: https://spca.bc.ca/news/province-seeking-feedback-on-the-future-of-rodenticides-in-b-c/
SIGN THE PETITION: https://www.change.org/p/ban-cruel-rat-poison-in-toronto?fbclid=IwAR08rwWEZvPl4Q2Nu9YJ3dqZmV9yMN0BF5j0WoRaSeuOPT6dwwQKtnJSO4g