Mouse plague chemical still to be approved
This Sunday will mark a month since the New South Wales Government made its initial application for emergency approval for a chemical to kill mice, and it’s yet to be approved.
There’s widespread fears from farming groups and conservationists bromadiolone will kill native animals if it is approved for use in cropping situations to tackle the mouse plague.
There are some products containing bromadiolone approved by the APVMA for use in certain non-crop situations, they can be found on the chemical regulator’s website.
The last time the chemical was permitted for use in crop perimeters expired in 2016 and was not renewed by the applicant.
Birdlife Australia has written to the APVMA pleading the chemical regulator not to approve it.
Rural editor Eddie Summerfield speaks with Birdlife Australia’s Urban Birds Program Manager Holly Parsons.
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