Poison is killing owls, dogs and more.
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 Protect animals from poison

Ask your municipality to use safe alternatives to poisons!

Dear friend,

With just a few moments of your time, you can prevent painful suffering and save the lives of dogs, cats and innocent wildlife in your neighbourhood.

Every year hundreds of domestic and wild animals require emergency medical care to combat the deadly effects of poison. Wildlife like owls and other raptors are some of the animals most likely to be the unintended victims of poison. Any animal that hunts or eats rodents could ingest poison and then suffer the same, slow, painful death of bleeding out internally. This poison is not meant for them, but is widely used in rodent bait boxes around homes, parks, and businesses – public spaces that any animal might access.

Now is the time to tell local leaders that protecting the health of our animals matters.

Yes. I want to stop the unintended poisoning of animals where I live.

Wild ARC medical Emergency Barn Owl patient

The time has come to rethink our use of rodent poisons. Alternatives to rodenticides (commonly known as ‘rat or mouse poison’ that cause internal bleeding to death) are growing in availability and effectiveness, and ongoing research will hopefully eliminate rodenticide use completely in future. Governments even stand to save money by addressing rodent control proactively rather than through endless poisoning programs.

Dying by internal bleeding over a period of days is not a humane death for any animal. Just because these products are legal to buy and sell, it does not mean they are humane. I ask you to stand with me in pledging to not use poison on your own property and encourage your municipality to do the same.

Yes, as a passionate animal lover, I will stand with other BC SPCA supporters and ask my municipality to stop the ongoing use of unnecessary poisons.

Will you take a few moments to contact local leaders and let them know that caring animal lovers are calling for a better way?

Take Action

Working together for animals,

Sara Dubois

BC SPCA Chief Scientific Officer