I’m so pleased to share some fabulous news: last night the California legislature passed AB 1788 two hours before the end of the 2020 legislative session! This bill will effectively ban deadly rodenticides in California—making California the first state in the nation to take this bold step to protect wildlife.
Those of you who tuned in to Sarah Killingsworth’s recent webinar about bobcats heard the discussion around this bill and the dangers that rat poisons pose to bobcats, coyotes, mountain lions, raptors, and other non-target wildlife.
We want to thank our California supporters for helping to get this landmark bill through the legislature and for taking action in response to our many alerts over the months and years leading to this historic moment. We have one last hurdle: ensuring that California Governor Newsom signs this bill into law—and we are hopeful that he will (CA supporters: stay tuned for more information about how you can help!).
Enjoy Sarah’s webinar, available at the link below—and thanks always for your support of our work for wildlife.
For the Wild Ones,
Founder & Executive Director
An Inside Look at the Intriguing, Elusive Bobcat
Click here to view the full video and Sarah’s responses to questions posed during the webinar. We encourage all to share this information with friends, family, and colleagues, as well as through social media.
Project Coyote’s website also features the videos and Q&A materials from our previous webinars about Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery (with Dave Parsons and Kim Crumbo) and A Critical Evaluation of Legal and Illegal Killing of Native Predators (with Dr. Adrian Treves).