bird poisonings

To: polymath <>, Bob Forsyth <>,
Subject: bird poisonings
From: "John A. Gamblin" <>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 14:39:55 -0800 (PST)
G'day Bob,

That is truly sad news mate and my most sincere sadness is with you.

Could we use your memory of your great friend and companion to motivate
us all to stop aerial baiting and the aerial spraying pf poisons

It causes more indiscriminate deaths then many a human is aware of.
1080 into a human food growing area gee that's interesting eh?

Your friend in sadness John A. Gamblin


Andy would you like some OH&S Material Safety Data Sheets on 1080?


Original Message
From: Bob Forsyth 
To: Messages Birding-aus 
Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2003 6:18 PM
Subject: bird poisonings

g'day all,

Visitors to Mount Isa that I have shown around would have met my dog
Blue. I regret to advise that he passed away 1-1/2 weeks ago from a
when we were Birdwatching in the Boulia area. There were no signs on
the property advising of baits .. but they were on adjacent properties.

At this stage I have to assume the bait was carried across by a bird
such as a Crow. Thus the subject "bird poisonings" can be interpreted
two ways.

Bob Forsyth,
Mount Isa,
NW Qld.
Boulia is 300km S of Mount Isa

Original Message
From: Andy Burton
Subject: bird poisonings

Further to my previous message I should add that I am growing
increasingly concerned at the apparently indiscriminate use of poisons
by society, and their effect on the food chain. Our politicians seem to
be encouraging their use.

Whilst I haven't conducted any research I have been advised by a
reputable source that 1080 poison is responsible for the deaths of many
raptors in the eastern States.

Any comments?


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