Ban lethal rodent control

  • by: Nicole Corrado
  • recipient: Canada's Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Ontario Minister of Parks, Environment, and Climate Change

Please ban all lethal rodent controls. Lethal removal, along with being cruel, only leaves these prolifically reproducing animals to replace their populations. Currently, rats and mice are exempt from provincial wildlife laws, thus allowing virtually anyone to use any method of control without even humane training or a hunting/ trapping permit.

Please consider banning rodenticides and glue traps. Both these products kill many animals, including non target species. Recently, Toronto Wildlife Centre received a female northern cardinal who was injured by a glue trap intended for mice. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10156919857633656&id=155768073655

Rodenticides also kill many non target species due to secondary poisoning. Putting rodenticides in a rodent box does not resolve this issue. https://www.raptorsarethesolution.org


Please ban the following: All chemical rodenticides, cellulose baits, subterranean exploding traps, mole thumpers, hitting animals, drown traps, rubber band snares, carbon monoxide traps, electrocution traps, aluminum phosphate gas, dry ice, spiky or sharp traps, exploding propane oxygen, and vacuum to drown/digest/freeze/burn traps, and any other method/trap/device that is designed to injure and/or kill an animal, and/or clutch any part of the animal's body.

Humane, effective, and non lethal control methods are legal, and are employed by a few respected companies. Humane companies use one way doors, heated artificial nests, and contraception.

Update #54 months ago
The Toronto Public Library wants to discuss on April 29th a contract renewal with a company that uses rodenticides. https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/content/about-the-library/pdfs/board/meetings/2019/apr29/14-integrated-pest-mgmt-contract-extension.pdf

Please email the library ptrumphour@torontopubliclibrary.ca before Monday!
Update #46 months ago
Last two days to comment on the proposal to deregulate cruel rodent control! https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/consumer-product-safety/pesticides-pest-management/public/consultations/regulatory-proposals/2018/pest-control-devices/document.html
Update #36 months ago
The cardinal was released healthy into the wild! https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157133641183656&id=155768073655
The Health Canada consultation ends at the end of the month! See last update.
Update #29 months ago
Health Canada is having a consultation, which proposes to EXEPMT indoor glue traps, still allow exploding mole traps, and reduce restrictions on electrocution traps. Snap traps are not regulated at all. Please give feedback here. https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/consumer-product-safety/pesticides-pest-management/public/consultations/regulatory-proposals/2018/pest-control-devices/document.html
Update #19 months ago
Potential breakthrough in California! Share your thoughts on a potential rodenticide ban before December 17th, at the following email address: Rodenticide.Comments@cdpr.ca.gov
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