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Rat Poisons Threaten Health Of Wildlife, Pets And Kids

Health & Wellness  (tags: animals, healthconditions, environment, humans, children, safety, health, risks, warning, animals, pets, risks )

Dianne Ly
- 998 days ago -
Near the drugstore counter where Maggie Sergio recently filled a prescription stood a large display of d-CON. The popular rat and mouse killer was available without a doctor's order -- or proof of age or exterminator certification, for that matter.

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Justin M. (2)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 9:26 am

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 11:10 am
Scary. Thank you for the article.

Cathy P. (95)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 12:50 pm
The wound is still raw for me! I just got my emotions under control enough to not cry while thinking about it. I recently saw first hand what this product does. If those that so easily poison saw the death it produces, maybe they would have a change of heart about using it.

Christeen Anderson (607)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 1:18 pm
For some reason I thought this product was banned.

Alicia N. (87)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 2:33 pm
scary........... thanks

marie c. (166)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 4:59 pm
This product should be banned also the lethal glue that rips their limbs off
I thought this glue was banned but have seen it lately in a few small Arabic shops that open late and sell everything
It used tobe the Indian corner shop in UK but now it is the Arabic.
I think the Indians made sure their children worked hard at their education and did not have to run these 24 hour shops like their fathers did.

Joy McR (136)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 6:59 pm
Very scary indeed.. noted

Michael Barth (43)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 7:34 pm
Noted. Thanks for sharing.

Elaya Raja (39)
Friday August 10, 2012, 1:48 am

Barbara V. (51)
Friday August 10, 2012, 10:59 am
I lost one of my cats that way, and so did my neighbor. We know it wasn't done intentionally, and the person who put out the poison was thinking more in terms of ridding himself of mice. However, once he realized what that poison led up to, he quit using the stuff. This is so tragic. An animal dying from poisoning goes through horrible pain. What a damned world!

Barbara V. (51)
Friday August 10, 2012, 11:02 am
By the way, this problem isn't just here. They poison lions over in Africa, and nobody has done a blamed thing about it. Because of human greed, stupidity, and profit-making, how long will we (who do nothing) have our big cats?

aj E. (163)
Friday August 10, 2012, 11:59 am
poison is poison, to all involved.

Cheryl B. (64)
Friday August 10, 2012, 11:59 am

Cheryl B. (64)
Friday August 10, 2012, 12:00 pm

Kim C. (3)
Friday August 10, 2012, 12:59 pm
I don't use poions in or around my house. I have rats, squirrels, chipmonks and other varmints. I have 5 cats and a new stray. 3 of my cats are hunters I find dead prey outside nearly daily. One of my cats like to give me gifts sometimes. I find dead mice around the house. Another one catches mice inside. Outside, there are snakes that catch and eat rodents, I don't kill them even when poisonous.
I have had people tell me to use poison to get rid of rodents. Well, if they die in your walls, you are going to have stench and maggots for a while. I tell them I have cats and I have Mice Cubes which work for mice.

Kathleen R. (138)
Friday August 10, 2012, 1:50 pm

Kay M. (348)
Friday August 10, 2012, 2:23 pm
i would expect nothing less of poison.

Angel Campbell (0)
Monday August 13, 2012, 3:03 am
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