The November 15, 3 pm Rally gathering at Legacy Park was great. Read about it here and here:
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WE NEED YOU AT THE MONDAY DECEMBER 9, 6:30 pm
MALIBU CITY COUNCIL MEETING
STOP THE CITY FROM ALLOWING THE CRUEL POISONING OF OUR WILDLIFE
YOUR VOICE COUNTS – MAKE IT HEARD
URGE THE CITY COUNCIL TO PUT AN END TO THIS:
Rat poison in hard plastic boxes are placed around buildings targeting rodents all over commercial and residential areas.
WHY IS MALIBU ALLOWING IT?
“We also agree with the conclusions of the Los Angeles County Counsel that the certification of the Santa Monica Mountains LCP with policies prohibiting anticoagulant rodenticides was legally proper.”
3) Superior Court Judge Chalfant:
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Here is our preferred language for the Local Coastal Program Amendment
“The use of pesticides, including insecticides, herbicides, rodenticides or any toxic chemical substance that has the potential to significantly degrade biological resources shall be prohibited.
The eradication of invasive plant species or habitat restoration shall consider first the use of non-chemical methods for prevention and management such as physical, mechanical, cultural, and biological controls. Herbicides may be selected only after all other non-chemical methods have been exhausted. Herbicides shall be restricted to the least toxic product and method and, to the maximum extent feasible, shall be biodegradable, derived from natural sources, and used for a limited time.”
Our goal was to make it similar to the existing well established LCP for the unincorporated Los Angeles County Santa Monica Mountains LCP (SMMLCP) passed in October 2014. Here it is for reference, the beginning of clause CO-59 in the Land Use Plan:
CO-58. The use of insecticides, herbicides, anti-coagulant rodenticides, or any toxic chemical substance which has the potential to significantly degrade biological resources in the Santa Monica Mountains, shall be prohibited, except where necessary to protect or enhance the habitat itself …
Note that it includes all three – insecticides, herbicides, and anticoagulant rodenticides. We believe that the Malibu LCP Amendment should also cover all three. The major modification we propose from the SMMLCP is to change “anti-coagulant rodenticides” to just “rodenticides.”
A new clear trend has manifested since the 2014 language was written – as the anticoagulants have decreased somewhat in use, there is a trend towards using even more dangerous rodenticides such as bromethalin, cholecalciferol, and even strychnine. These poisons are very fast acting and have no antidote! While the anticoagulants do their damage to wildlife from secondary poisoning, these more commonly are poisoned by non-target animals by direct, primary ingestion. All rodenticides need to be banned.