Rat Poison Manufacturers Flout Government Safety Rules – Act Now!
Three companies have refused to comply with a government order to stop selling certain super-toxic rat poisons in formulations that can harm children, birds, other wildlife, dogs, and cats. The recalcitrant companies include the world’s largest producer of household cleaning products, Reckitt Benckiser, and the pet-care products manufacturer, Spectrum Brands. Will you help us tell these companies that their behavior is not acceptable?
Most pest-control product manufacturers have made the required safety improvements, encasing their rat poisons in bait stations that prevent access by children and pets, and restricting the sale of “second generation” rodenticides that can cause fatal hemorrhaging in owls, Bald Eagles and other wildlife. Most recently, a Red-tailed Hawk, the mate of the renowned and beloved Pale Male, was killed in New York City.
These three companies have spurned government directives, continuing to market their poisons as loose pellets and pastes rather than in bait stations, and to peddle to residential consumers the most toxic formulations.
UPDATE: Reckitt Benckiser has responded to the citizen pressure with a letter to ABC trying to justify their actions. Join us in telling Reckitt Benckiser that we don’t buy their excuses!
Red-tailed Hawk, Pale Male by Jeremy Seto
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