Ava Toomey, an 11-year-old Girl Scout, is asking legislators to support H. 825/S. 487: “An Act relative to pesticides,” to protect wildlife from rodenticide poisoning. Ava learned about the dangers of rodenticides when she saw a wildlife sanctuary video of Hawkins the fox receiving treatment for secondary rodenticide poisoning. Fortunately he was able to be rehabilitated and released into the wild. Ava reached out to bill sponsors, Rep. Hawkins and Sen. Feeney, to ask how she could help. From there, Ava began her advocacy work, tabling at farmers’ markets, creating a PSA, and testifying at the legislation’s public hearing.
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