There is a new consumer action campaign from GreenPaws.org humans which I think you ought to know about since it has to do with dangerous flea and tick collars. I’m REALLY glad my humans don’t use these or any other type of chemical pesticide for flea and tick control with MOI, WOOF! I’m a la naturel, hehe!
Green Paws and the Natural Resources Defense Council are prompting consumers to appeal directly to the Presidents and CEOs of big box retailers like PETCO and PetSmart to remove flea and tick collars containing the harmful chemicals tetrachlorvinphos and propoxur. This attempt to directly contact retailers is designed to add greater support for our formal petition with the EPA to ban tetrachlorvinphos and propoxur from pet products as well as our lawsuit filed in California against 16 major retailers who carry flea and tick products which are in violation of California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, which prohibits businesses from knowingly exposing consumers without proper warning to any chemical “known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive harm“.
Those interested in sending a message directly to these retailers can do so at the following link: http://bit.ly/grnpaws