Help Ban Cruel Rodenticides in BC

Guide to Submitting Public Comments on the Proposed Changes to the Integrated Pest Management Regulation RE: Use of second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs)

Animal advocates currently have an opportunity to help mice, rats, and other wild animals in British Columbia. The provincial government is considering restricting or ending the use of some cruel poisons used to kill rodents and other wildlife.

Rodenticides, such as second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs), are the most common poison used to kill off rats and mice. They work by causing severe internal bleeding, which is slow and painful. These poisons are typically placed as bait in an enclosed area that’s easy for rodents to get into. But rodents aren’t the only victims—other animals, including cats and dogs, can also be poisoned if they can access and ingest the bait themselves, or by consuming rodents killed by poison. 

The proposed changes in British Columbia aim to address…

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