Thursday, 1 April 2010
Re- poisoned kites in Ireland
It's damned bad news about the poisoning incidents in Ireland shooting our birds is one thing but poisoning has far more serious implications. This news would not go down well with the farmers in my area of Wales when we next ask them to release one of their 'precious' chicks for the Irish Red Kite re-introduction programme. It seems that these incidents are generally deplored by the Irish farming community. The incident concerning the dog being poisoned by Strychnine is most disturbing! With such a blase attitude to the use of poisons in Ireland which clearly presents a risk to human life as well as animal life the Irish government and the Garda should do the utmost to take the necessary steps to regulate the availability and use of the poisons in question. I hope these incidents receive maximum publicity in the country.