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aidand
2012-11-12 11:52:00
Poison Bait
The use of poison bait is now largely banned. The text below is from the Birdwatch website.

"Over 20 protected birds of prey have tested positive for exposure to poisons in Ireland over the last three years. Many of these birds are actively monitored as they are part of reintroduction programmes; however many other species are poisoned but never found. John Lusby, Raptor Conservation Officer for BirdWatch Ireland said, “As top predators, birds of prey are excellent barometers for the health of our environment. The recorded cases of poisoning are only the tip of the iceberg, and the true scale of the problem is likely to be much greater.”

Until October 2010, it has been legal to lace meat baits with poison and leave them exposed in the countryside in an attempt to control foxes. These laws vary significantly from those in most other EU Member States and have left Ireland open to much criticism for failure to protect its wildlife. The new regulations now make it illegal to use any poison to kill birds or animals, with the exception of rats and mice, without a special exemption. It is also now an offence to use meat, eggs or any other animal-based product as poisoned bait, unless in accordance with a specific license granted by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, affording greater protection to our wildlife, and in particular to birds of prey."

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