Malibu Rodenticide Ban Enacted

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Malibu City Hall

City Council officially enacted the citywide anticoagulant rodenticide ban during their Monday meeting, to little fanfare.

Council voted 5-0 in November to enact the ban, written in as an amendment to the local coastal program, after it was suggested by Mayor Skylar Peak.

Local activists, including members of nonprofit Poison Free Malibu, have pushed for this ban for over a year, with science backed up by State Parks biologists. It is believed that these rodenticides work their way up the food chain, eventually harming and even killing larger local wildlife.

The City of Malibu had already banned their use by city workers earlier in 2014.