Letter: Cities set example for poison use

The Editor, Re. “Rats! Poisoning can also kill local owls” (The Tri-City News, Jan. 17).

The Editor,

Re. “Rats! Poisoning can also kill local owls” (The Tri-City News, Jan. 17).

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Thanks for drawing attention to the deadly effect poisoned rats have on the critters that predate them. How many owls, hawks, coyotes, raccoons, etc. must die before property owners cease using this method of killing rats?

Despite the warning issued last year by the SPCA, the city of Port Moody continues to use bait boxes on city property. The city of Coquitlam hires a company to place poison bait boxes on its property.

One has to wonder why we are trying to protect wildlife habitat but continue to kill the very wildlife that live near us. What a sham.

We elected a few more “green” politicians in 2018. I wonder what they will do to eliminate poison bait box use on property owned by the city. I wonder what examples and education they will provide for the residents of their cities.

Helen Brown, Coquitlam

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