Rally

The current status of the November 15, 3 pm Rally at Urban Outfitters/FreePeople (gathering at Legacy Park) is it is ON.

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PLEASE Help Stop the Poisoning of our Wildlife, Pets, & Children
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Rat poison in hard plastic boxes are placed around buildings targeting rodents.
The rodents then exit and are easy prey for predators who are poisoned in turn, passing it up the food chain all the way to mountain lions. 
TWO MORE MOUNTAIN LIONS DIED FROM RAT POISON IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER.
 
Dr. Seth Riley, National Park Service and UCLA 
“Just about every mountain lion we’ve tested throughout our study has had exposure to these poisons, generally multiple compounds and often at high levels,” 
 
Mountain lions are the most visible victim, but 80-90% of all predator species – owls, hawks, bobcats, coyotes, foxes, raccoons, skunks – are exposed to the poisons when tested. DOGS and other pets are frequent victims.
 
We are asking you to 
1) Participate in a rally in Malibu outside the Urban Outfitters/Free People building across from Taverna Tony.
Meet at Legacy Park parking on Civic Center Way – 
Friday, November 15, 3:00 pm.
They have the worst rat poisons in the bait boxes there – 2nd generation anticoagulant – difethialone – all around their building.
They have been asked to remove it several times, starting in August 2017.
They refuse.
Bring a poster! You can find example graphics at https://poisonfreemalibu.org/rally
And this is on a wildlife corridor directly into the heart of the mountains, right next to Malibu Creek!
 
The other four shopping centers nearby – Malibu Village, Malibu Country Mart, Malibu Lumber Yard, and the Park at Cross Creek (Whole Foods) – appreciate the danger and have stopped using the poisons.
2) Get ready for the Malibu City Council meeting to eliminate toxic pesticides – 
Monday, December 9 City Council meeting, 6:30 pm at City Hall.
PLEASE MARK THE DATE ON YOUR CALENDAR TO ATTEND.
YOUR PRESENCE IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO SHOW THE CITY COUNCIL YOU CARE.
The only REAL solution to stopping the poisons throughout the city is to pass an Amendment to the city’s Local Coastal Program, the agreement on development regulations between the City and the Coastal Commission.
Los Angeles County banned pesticides this way in October 2014 for its unincorporated portion of the Santa Monica Mountains in the Coastal Zone north of Malibu.
Why hasn’t Malibu done the same?
Here is a sample email to send to the City Council:
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Sample Email to the City Council for the Dec. 9 City Council Meeting on the LCP Pesticide Amendment

To: Wagner Jefferson <jwagner@malibucity.org>, Pierson Mikke <mpierson@malibucity.org>, Farrer Karen <kfarrer@malibucity.org>, Mullen Rick <rmullen@malibucity.org>, Peak Skylar <speak@malibucity.org>
CC: Heather Glaser <hglaser@malibucity.org>
Subject: DECEMBER 9 – Malibu Needs a Local Coastal Program Amendment Banning Toxic Pesticides
 
Dear Mayor Farrer and City Councilmembers,
 
Please help protect our special Santa Monica Mountains Coastal Zone.
The LCP Pesticide Amendment will protect our children, pets, and wildlife from harmful poisons.
80-90% of predator wildlife – hawks, owls, foxes bobcats, coyotes, raccoons, mountain lions, etc – are exposed to poisons.
Quote from Dr. Seth Riley of the National Park Service, Santa Monica Mountains and UCLA:
Just about every mountain lion we’ve tested throughout our study has had exposure to these poisons, generally multiple compounds and often at high levels.”
 
TWO MORE MOUNTAIN LIONS DIED FROM RAT POISON IN THE SANTA MONICA MOUNTAIN IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER.
Los Angeles Time: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-08/two-mountain-lions-found-dead-in-santa-monica-mountains-had-rat-poison-in-bloodstream
 
It is getting worse and it must stop.
 
Los Angeles County has protected its portion of the Coastal Zone north of Malibu in October 2014 with its pesticide ban.
Why can’t Malibu do the same?
 
We support a ban for Malibu inspired by Los Angeles County’s.

Here is proposed language:

“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.”

Rodenticides poisoning our predator species, insecticides attacking pollinators and other insects, and cancer-causing herbicides, must all be removed from the especially sensitive California Coastal Zone.

Please vote for a strong LCP Amendment on December 9.

Thank you,
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