A two-part series by Robert McClure of InvestigateWest, published in B.C. in partnership with The Tyee, exposes the toll high-powered rodenticides are having on rare barn owls and other wildlife, and the threat they posed to children as well. Tougher regulations are in the works, but not without resistance from industry and some public health advocates. Photos by Paul Joseph Brown.
In This Series
Owls are bleeding to death slowly and agonizingly. The culprit: extra-potent rodenticides poisoning wild animal food chains. Part one of two.
Canadian and US governments are finally enacting serious safety measures, but not without a fight. Second of two.