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California lawmakers approve ban on popular rat poison that can kill mountain lions

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Sacramento Bee  –

A bill that seeks to protect mountain lions and other wildlife from being poisoned by a popular form of pesticide awaits Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature. On August 31, the California Legislature approved Assembly Bill 1788, which bans, with few exceptions, the use of what are known as “second generation anticoagulant rodenticides” until state pesticide regulators develop plans to ensure the chemicals are not harmful to wildlife.