CONSTITUENCY QUESTION ON POISON BAITS

My constituency question is for the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change. I would like her to justify the use by Parks Victoria of their new so-called humane poison, PAPP, in baits to kill foxes in public spaces like the Belfast Coastal Reserve and Tower Hill in western Victoria, especially given the poison’s potential for indiscriminate outcomes.

Given numerous non-target victims like wedge-tailed eagles, kites, barn owls and family dogs were eradicated in Parks Victoria’s previous fox-killing baiting efforts using the lethal 1080 poison, I would like the minister to guarantee that the hundreds, if not thousands, of 1080 baits have been removed in these public spaces.

20 February 2019