Re: bird poisonings

Subject: Re: bird poisonings
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 09:58:36 +1100

Always interesting to see how these discussions evolve.  We started with possible poisoning of currawongs and magpies in Canberra - the suspected cause being spraying for bogong moths - and have now moved to calling for the banning of 1080 baiting.

Can I just suggest that the banning of 1080 baiting of foxes would put at huge risk the remaining populations of Bush Stone-curlew in southern Australia and the viability of quite a few Malleefowl populations.

I know a lot of people have strong views concerning the use of 1080.  I won't be drawn into that discussion.  I just ask that people think of the consequences of not fox baiting from a bird conservation perspective.


David Geering

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