‘”END ANIMAL POISON PERIL”‘

Posted on October 21, 2012

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Today (21st October), an item was posted on express.co.uk titled ‘”END ANIMAL POISON PERIL”‘.

‘… CONSERVATIONISTS and ministers are at loggerheads over a pesticide that has been linked to the agonising deaths of family pets and rare birds of prey.

Rogue gamekeepers are using the poison, carbofuran, which has killed peregrine falcons, goshawks, buzzards, cats and dogs.

Wildlife crime investigators said 70 birds and animals were poisoned last year across Britain, with carbofuran linked to at least a third.

Last week the powerful MPs’ environmental audit committee called for tougher penalties for those caught using it.

The Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said carbofuran is banned.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds said people caught using it should not just get a “slap on the wrist”.

It warned: “Defra ministers are right in saying carbofuran is banned, but this poison is being used in so many cases that there needs to be much tougher criminal measures to deter its cruel use.” …’

Read the item and be the first to add your comment online at www.express.co.uk/posts/view/353363/-End-animal-poison-peril-

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