SPCA op­poses 1080

The Northland Age - - Local News -

The SPCA is call­ing for a ban on the use of 1080 be­cause of the de­gree of suf­fer­ing ex­pe­ri­enced by the an­i­mals it de­stroys. It wants to see greater em­pha­sis on find­ing ways for species that could not be com­pletely re­moved to co-ex­ist with na­tive birds, and seek­ing more hu­mane meth­ods of pest con­trol. For­est & Bird chief ex­ec­u­tive Kevin Hague said the SPCA’s po­si­tion was “very dis­ap­point­ing,” how­ever. “It shows sev­eral fun­da­men­tal er­rors of fact and logic. For­est & Bird will seek a meet­ing to ad­dress these,” he said.

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