1080 a horrorshow

To: birding aus <>
Subject: 1080 a horrorshow
Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2001 15:43:11 +1000
G'day All

I guess that thread petered out because of the switch to a
canine - the fox.  But what about the susceptibility to
1080/fluroacetate of cats ? 

Perhaps I haven't looked carefully enough but I get the
impression that the cat family are not affected anything as much
by 1080 as the dogs.  I read the evidence in recent postings as
pointing to cats being a bigger problem to current wildlife than
dogs. The dogs family - inc. dingoes - may have knocked off some
species 20+,000 years ago but the cats are probably more recent,
although not necessarily a result of the European invasion as
early explorers found them in the outback).

Does anyone who cares for native wildlife want to retain either
cats or foxes given their ability to kill our insects, frogs,
skinks, snakes.... oh yes, and birds. Would cage traps be a good
idea ? 

Michael Norris

If 1080 could knock off cats that would be a bonus
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