Here is a summary of violations and contacts from the many posts here on Scoop. Did I miss anything?
Don't assume others will do the complaining.
In her own words on June 10, 2011 Joan Moreau, DVM stated:
"The coyote that killed her (feral cat) will die I think in 5-7 days after it ate the beef broth basted rat poison I put out on the game trail I found. It will die minus the trauma I found on my cat ..."
This is a violation of NM State Statute 30-18-1 on Cruelty to Animals which states:
Extreme cruelty to animals consists of a person:
(1) intentionally or maliciously torturing, mutilating, injuring or poisoning an animal; or
(2) maliciously killing an animal.
F. Whoever commits extreme cruelty to animals is guilty of a fourth degree felony and shall be sentenced pursuant to the provisions of Section 31-18-15 NMSA 1978.
To complain contact Attorney General Gary King, who chairs the Animal Cruelty Taskforce (ACT) at 888-260-2178.
By putting out rat poison on a game trail overnight for any and all animals to consume and to suffer long and torturous deaths, she violated the Veterinarian’s Oath which states:
“Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health and welfare, the prevention and relief of animal suffering, the conservation of animal resources, the promotion of public health, and the advancement of medical knowledge. I will practice my profession conscientiously, with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics. I accept as a lifelong obligation the continual improvement of my professional knowledge and competence…”
Complaints can be submitted to the New Mexico Board of Veterinary Medicine. You can email them and they will reply with the complaint form to print out and mail in.
7301 Jefferson Street NE, Ste. H
Albuquerque, NM 87109
She potentially endangered other domestic animals by leaving the rat poison out for anything to consume, including domestic animals which violates SF County Animal Control Ordinances which states: “It is unlawful for any person to willfully or maliciously kill, beat, sexually abuse, maim, poison, disfigure, burn, or scald any animal, or to attempt to kill or poison any animal…”
Contact SF County Animal Control at 505-992-1626 firstname.lastname@example.org
By using rat poison to intentionally kill a coyote or any other animal that walks by and drinks the poison broth she violated federal law by using rodenticide for other that for its intended use.
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA): http://www.epa.gov/agriculture/lfra.html
NM Pesticide Control Act http://www.nmda.nmsu.edu/laws-statutes/Pesticide%20Control%20Act.html
The New Mexico Dept of Agriculture has a Pesticide Enforcement Office and can be reached at 575-646-2133.