Friday, August 6, 2010
I was dismayed to receive a letter from the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment today advising us that there will be fox baiting undertaken on adjoining properties to ours using 1080 baits. With lots of contradictory information about how safe/dangerous the stuff is and how close to roads and paths the baits will be laid, I'm really unsure if it's OK to take B for a walk up the road or not. The existence (or not) of the fox in Tasmania is a bit of a contentious issue it seems. For a good overview, see this Sydney Morning Herald article. Some landowners are refusing access to the baiters, according to an article in The Mercury last month. The World League for Protection of Animals wants 1080 banned.