25 February 2019
Assessment of Pest Control Policies
Tonight I submitted my first Notice of Motion for this term:
1. Each year millions of animals suffer from inhumane pest control
2. Rodenticides cause secondary poisoning of non-target animals that prey
on rodents and travel up the food chain.
3. Alternative methods are available for humane control of wildlife;
4. Wildlife and rodent management is a necessary role of the Vancouver
Board of Parks and Recreation;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT:
A. THAT the Vancouver Park Board request staff to review pest control management strategies for wildlife and rodents at Vancouver Parks and Recreation facilities, including how and where rodenticide/lethal control/relocation are used, and the cost of existing contracts;
B. FURTHER THAT staff assess the viability of including BC SPCA AnimalKind wildlife and rodent control standards into pest control contract language.