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WebMar 2, 2023 · UPDATED: “MK,” a bald eagle believed to have eaten rat poison in Arlington, has died, and a vigil in her memory is set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in front of the …

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Battling Arlington’s Rat Problem… Naturally, ACMi News, July 2022

Residents Concerned About Rat Poison After Family of Owls Dies in Arlington, Channel 10 Boston NBC News, June 2022

3 dead owls in Arlington spark community grief, elevate poison concerns, Boston Globe, June 2022

Family Of Owls May Have Died From Rat Poison In Arlington, Arlington Patch, June 2022

A Certain Poison is Killing a Massive Amount of Wildlife in Massachusetts, WSBS 94.1 FM Radio, May 2022

Massachusetts wildlife advocates want rat poison regulation to prevent owl, eagle deaths, CBS Boston, May 2022

Massachusetts baby owls poisoned by pesticides that kill rodents, WCVB News, April 2022

Arlington looks to curb rodenticide use following bald eagle deaths, Arlington Advocate/Arlington Wicked Local, February 2022

Rodenticides are killing animals way up the food chain: Poisons used by Massachusetts municipalities are killing more than just the rats they’re targeting, Salon, December 2021 (Originally published in Dig Boston)

Bill filed by Attleboro lawmaker takes aim at risky rat control measure, The Sun Chronicle, July 2022

Rat poisons are killing New England eagles and owls. How you can help save them, Providence Journal, March 2022

2nd Massachusetts bald eagle death blamed on rat poison, Boston Globe, August 2021

Chelmsford woman helps nurse fox back to health, pushing for rat poison restrictions, WCVB News, August 2021

With uptick in accidental poisoning, wildlife experts urge caution with rodenticide, The Patriot Ledger, April 2021

Study Finds Rat Poison in Dead Eagles From Across the U.S., Smithsonian Magazine, April 2021

Rat poison found in over 80% of bald eagles in a US study, CNN April 2021

Officials confirm first bald eagle death in MA due to rodenticides, Boston 25 News, May 2021

The Internet Has a Rat Poison Problem: How online sales of highly regulated, super-toxic rodenticides exploit gaps in the law and imperil wildlife. Audubon Magazine, Winter 2021

Bald eagle in Barnstable euthanized after eating poisoned rat, Boston Globe, November 2018

Ruby, popular red-tailed hawk, dies; watchers suspect rodent poison in Fresh Pond area, Boston Globe, April 2014

Research fund created in memory of hawk found poisoned in Cambridge, Boston Globe, July 2014

More Potent Than Rodents, Dig Boston, May 2018

Poisons Used to Kill Rodents Have Safer Alternatives: A second generation of ultra-potent rodenticides creates a first-class crisis for people, pets, and wildlife. Audubon Magazine, Winter 2012

Rat Poisons Endanger 10,000 Children Every Year in the U.S., Scientific American, December 2010