Save Kenya's Wildlife From Carbofuran Pesticide Poisoning

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Originally Posted: 8 Jun 2009

Save Kenya's Wildlife From Carbofuran Pesticide Poisoning

From ThePetitionSite.com

Tell the Minister of Tourism and Wildlife to support of a ban on carbofuran pesticide.

CONTACT

Sign the online petition here

And/Or better yet, make direct contact:

Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife office
Utalii House, Off Uhuru Highway
P.O. Box 30027, Nairobi, KENYA
phone +254-020-333555
fax +254-020-318045
email

Embassy - Kenya
2249 R. Street, NW
Washington DC 20008
phone (202) 387-6101
fax (202) 462-3829
email
website

INFORMATION

Currently, carbofuran pesticide is easily accessible in Kenya. It is used to keep wildlife out of crops, but once one animal has been poisoned, the carcass attracts other wildlife. The poison then travels from carcass to predator, leading to horrible deaths on each step along the food chain.

Lions are a vulnerable species that depend on a wide variety of wildlife to survive. With a diet that ranges from wildebeest to birds, they are at tremendous risk of carbofuran pesticide poisoning. Unfortunately, their population has already declined by 30 to 50 percent over the past two decades, due to human population growth, agricultural expansion, hunting and poaching by livestock ranchers.

While the Kenyan government has stopped allowing sales of this pesticide in Kenya, some members of Kenya's parliament still oppose a ban of the pesticide.

As home to the most iconic and celebrated wildlife on the African continent, it is important that Kenya ban this poison immediately.


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