1080 a horrorshow

Subject: 1080 a horrorshow
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2001 20:16:03 +1000 (EST)
On Wed, 1 Aug 2001, Jon and Fiona Hall wrote:
> I think that's a bit harsh on 1080.  If you visit places in WA - like
> Dryandra and Perup reserves - where 1080 has been used to poison foxes for a
> number of years the results speak for themselves.  Native fauna are thriving
> and you get an idea of what the whole country would have been like before
> the fox and cat became so well established.
> I also find it hard to believe that any forestry company would bother to put
> 1080 down: I cannot see any possible benefit to them in doing so.

They do it to kill herbivores that might eat seedlings.  A transcript
of a 7:30 Report story is at

Andrew  Taylor

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