Protect Wildlife and Stop the Use
of Harmful Rodenticides

Friends of the Inyo joined with many other environmental groups in sending letters encouraging Governor Newsom (CA) to protect mountain lions, raptors, and other animals from being poisoned.

  • 2014 California banned the sale of second generation anticoagulant rodenticides to consumers.
  • Poisoning of mountain lions, raptors, and other apex predators continues as documented by the Department of Fish and Wildlife.
  • AB 1788 was introduced by California State Assembly member Richard Bloom to place a moratorium on the use of these poisons by licensed applicators until review is completed by state agencies.
  • The Animal Defense Legal Fund advises those who submit letters use language emphasizing that the bill imposes a temporary moratorium and not a ban.

Governor Newsom must sign this bill into law by September 30, 2020 or it will expire.

We need your help to send letters to Governor Newsom’s office asking to sign AB 1788 into law.

How to Take Action

Please join us in sending letters to Governor Newsom’s office.

    1. Review Friends of the Inyo’s letter, and letters cosigned by the Sierra club,  other organizations below.
    2. Please write a letter and email it to and include “AB 1788 – Request to Sign” in the subject line.
    3. Share your this message on social media to encourage family and friends to submit letters as well.



You can find full Legislative language and timeline of the bill here.