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    Poison-baiting program targeting wild dogs on Noosa's North Shore splits community | Courier Mail

    A POISON-baiting program targeting wild dogs on Noosa's ecologically sensitive North Shore has split the tiny hamlet.

    A Sunshine Coast Council sign went up yesterday warning a "1080 Baiting Program" had begun to kill wild dogs seen roaming the area.

    While most locals understand the large feral cross-breed animals are a threat to wildlife, pets and potentially campers, the community is polarised by the use of a poison known to be "a slow killer".

    There has been lingering debate about the humaneness of 1080, first used against rabbits in Tasmania in 1952 and now widely used in Australia and New Zealand to control pests.

    Fisherman Terry Green said he was outraged at the "extreme measure".

    "Animals die slowly in the most ghastly way because of this poison. I have seen what it does to them and it's horrifying," he said.

    A resident, who did not want to be named, said it was "torture" and as an animal lover, she was furious to learn of the program.
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    We had a letter sent to our house about a month ago to warn that they were baiting for foxes in the farm near us and to keep your animals contained.

    It was a little scary to be honest.
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    It happens yearly too here for foxes.

    I am just so thankful that my pack are contained so I don't have to worry about this.

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    Happens here every year too for foxes..You just hope your dog never gets out accidentally
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    Coudn't a fox transport the bait to somewhere else and some pet pick it up?

    Is very scary.

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    We had a fox scare here is Tassie (we don't have foxes here) so 1080 was laid everywhere to get rid of them before they bred... scary times.

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    I don't know why trapping / shooting etc shouldn't be seen as a main option over poison. especially in an area which has UNESCO Biosphere Reserve status , the same status that the Amazon jungle and Galapagos islands have. It will be target specific and ensures native wildlife can not come into contact with the baits.
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    Watch 60minutes this week and see what is happening in the Amazon area
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Coudn't a fox transport the bait to somewhere else and some pet pick it up?

    Is very scary.
    Yep, I recon so.

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    I can see why they go to these extremes but as it has been stated foxes will carry off their food.
    They will go under cover to eat it then come back out once it is in their bellies.
    I have never seen the effects this has on them so I will not say anything about it.
    But I think that if the fox eats it then die then some other scavenger will eat the carcass, wouldn't they then be in line to be poisioned to.
    As for shooting it would take way too long to get them all as this is why we call someone (Oh he's as sly as a Fox).
    So shooting them would not be a good option. By the time you had shot 10 they would have bred and have another 30 to follow them.
    Trapping would mean a study to find where they are and then go to action. And again this would give them plenty of time to breed.
    I don't mind Australia getting rid of Foxes one little bit but a way that works needs to be found.

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