Help Stop Rat Poison from Killing Wildlife

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The death of a Bald Eagle on March 1 after ingesting rat poison was the latest heartbreaking reminder that we need to pass legislation now to limit the use of these poisons.

Anticoagulant rodenticides kill rodents by preventing blood from clotting normally. Native wildlife, including birds of prey, can become unintended victims when they eat prey that has consumed the bait.

Urge your state legislator to support An Act relative to pesticides today! We are overdue for passage of this critically-needed bill, which would better regulate the use of anticoagulant rodenticides and encourage safer pest control methods.


  • Your State Senator or Senators
  • Your State Representative or Representatives


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Dear [Decision Maker],

As your constituent, I urge you to support "An Act relative to pesticides".

That's why I'm asking you to support "An Act relative to pesticides" (SD1144/HD577). This bill would better regulate the use of SGARs, thereby reducing their deadly impacts on birds of prey and other wildlife, by:

* Increasing use of ecosystem-based Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies in Massachusetts, including on public lands.

* Educating consumers about the benefits of IPM and the negative impacts of SGARs.

* Requiring digitization of pesticide use forms, which would make them more accessible and searchable.

Thank you for your support. By improving our approaches to pest management, we can reduce the need for rodenticides at their source and prevent any more senseless wildlife deaths.

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