The Blackwood Basin Group and Talison Lithium (or licensed contractor) intend to lay 1080 poison baits at Schwenke’s Dam and the active mine site including the Southampton and Austin’s Dam areas for the control of foxes and rabbits. We intend to commence baiting on 15 February 2016 and complete the baiting program 18 March 2016
Please be advised that 1080 is highly toxic. The consumption of an animal that has ingested a lethal or sub
-lethal dose of 1080 poses a serious risk of secondary poisoning to humans and other species. Taking of carcasses, removal of hides, and shooting or trapping animals (for human or animal consumption) is prohibited during the baiting period and for at least 14 days after the completion of the baiting program.
Please ensure children and other persons in your care are restricted from entering the site of baiting. Please restrain your pets, working dogs, and stock to avoid the possibility of poisoning through direct baiting or through eating 1080 poisoned animals.
If you would like further information about this proposed baiting program please contact the BBG on 9765 1555 . Alternatively, you can speak to a Biosecurity Officer at the Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA).
More information about the use of 1080 is available from DAFWA’s website:
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