Massachusetts recently passed a sad benchmark—the first documented case of a Bald Eagle death caused by second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs). Or, in clearer terms, rat poison.
Anticoagulant rodenticides kill rodents by preventing blood from clotting normally. But these rat poison kills more than rodents. Native wildlife, including birds of prey, become unintended victims when they ingest the poison accidentally or eat prey that has already consumed the bait.
Ask your state legislator to support An Act relative to pesticides today! The bill would take an important step towards addressing this growing problem by prioritizing the use of other, non-chemical pest control methods.