Rat Poison Maker Agrees to Stop Selling Toxic Product
It’s official: highly toxic D-Con rodent baits will be removed from California store shelves by July 1, 2014 - and nationwide by next March!
SF Environment’s "Don't Take the Bait" campaign in 2010 got this national effort underway. As science made it clear that owls, hawks, dogs, cats, and many other predators were dying from eating poisoned rats, San Francisco banned the products in 2007. The campaign signed up 100 local vendors to voluntarily pull the products from their shelves - and, more importantly, inspired this national effort.
Congratulations are in order for:
- US EPA
- Raptors Are the Solution (RATS)
- American Bird Conservancy
- Center for Biological Diversity
San Francisco is habitat for 800,000 people – meeting needs for space to work, play, and learn; for food, water, and air; for community with local flora and fauna. SF Environment provides support for urban agriculture and forestry and green buildings, helping residents and businesses harness environmental opportunities.