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Owls Dying Near Marijuana Farms (Here's Why) california, Environment, Owls, animals

New research reveals that several species, including the northern spotted owl, are succumbing to rat poison from thousands of "unpermitted private marijuana grow sites" in the northwestern California counties of Humboldt, Mendocino and Del Norte.
It's the contamination of the owls' primary food source — mice and rats, which, like humans, are attracted to the aromatic crop — that has been the animals' undoing: Scientists from the University of California, Davis, and the California Academy of Sciences have detected traces of anticoagulant rodenticide in seven of the 10 northern spotted owl carcasses they collected, according to a study published today (Jan. 11) in the journal Avian Conservation and Ecology.

Illegal Pot Farms Are Killing Rare Animals With Bacon-Scented Poison animals, pesticide

Most of the deaths occurred in the spring, when fishers come out to mate and raise their kits, and all of the poisoned animals were found in remote areas but within the vicinity of illegal marijuana farms.

11 Odd Facts About Marijuana heart, animals, hemp

Previous research has found that marijuana can increase heart rate and blood pressure, which could tip a vulnerable individual over into heart attack territory

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