Well, the ole wildcats got a win this week.
And not on a sports field.
Appears the parent company of d-CON has decided not to fight the bans by the EPA and State of California on its second generation anti-coagulating rat poisons, and will be taking them off the shelf.
Thus helping to prevent the inadvertent death of wildlife living around us humans.
And while I doubt animal altruism was their core motivation, I'll take the win. And celebrate with a few of my cam trap photo series of bobs that haven't yet made it to this blog.
But I'll also add - I hope d-CON puts smart engineers on the problem and comes up with safe and effective solutions. Because, if you've ever truly hung around farms and ranches and like, you know that rodents can really get outta hand, and feral cats and snap traps can do only so much. I.e., it's a tough problem that would benefit from cooperation over confrontation.
And at another location...
- Earth Justice - d-CON Agrees to Pull Super-Toxic Rat Poisons From Stores
- LA Times - Maker of powerful rat poison will cease production in July
- Nature of a Man (this blog) - Death By 1,000 Cuts