Government Plans To Roll 10 Thousand Litres Of Bromadiolone Killing Endangered Birds

Bye Bye Birdie


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There are growing calls for the mass rollout of certain mouse poisons to be scrapped due to their impacts on endangered birds.

Birdlife and university researchers are urging the state government to pull back their plans on rolling out 10 thousand liters of Bromadiolone. 

It comes after an investigation into a recent mass galah death, confirming that hundreds of endangered birds died from eating grain laced with mouse poison.  

People who had to pick up the dead bodies of the birds were reported to find the event very emotional and ‘truly heartbreaking’.

According to ABC News, Charles Sturt University ornithologist Maggie Watson said,

"If we bring bromadiolone into the system, we're just going to wave bye-bye to a whole suite of native animals in the landscape. The environment can't handle that kind of loss at this point”.

Mouse Poison Killing Endangered Birds:

The Environment Protect Authority has warned people not to touch sick or dead wildlife. 

They have also asked people to please report more than five dead animals of the same species on their 24-hour hotline on 131 555.

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7 June 2021




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