Board of Health
Stanley Remiszewski, chair
Judy Kohn
Ernest Warburton

Dear All Wildlife Advocates: 

After many, many months of efforts by you and hundreds of others - the very benign, very modest Hawkins bill (towards better protection of Massachusetts wildlife via better poison control) remains stalled in Beacon Hill. To say this is frustrating is beyond understatement, especially right now when we've just learned of the poisoning of yet another magnificent Massachusetts raptor - a Great Horned Owl, in Arlington.

The stalled Hawkins Bill notwithstanding, there is something we all can do now towards saving our raptors and it costs nothing except some of your time. And it's at the Federal level. 

You see the EPA has just issued their Proposed Interim Registration Review Decision (PID) - (click here to read) - for Seven Anticoagulant Rodenticides, that are wreaking havoc on our treasured raptors.  Indeed the same rodenticides that are showing up in all (100%) of our preeminent rodent controllers in Massachusetts - the Great Horned Owls and the Red Tailed Hawks.

For more information and how you can help (deadline February 13, 2023), click here to continue reading.

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Last updated 1/2023