The Australian Pesticides and Veterinarian Medicines Authority’s (APVMA) has rejected a dangerous proposal to use bromadiolone around the perimeter of crops to control the state’s mouse plague.
“The APVMA’s decision is a sensible result,” Nature Conservation Council Chief Executive Chris Gambian said.
“Everybody said when this dangerous proposal was floated that bromadiolone was completely unsuitable for broadscale application.
“Thank goodness sense and the public interest has prevailed at the APVMA.
“The governments bizarre attempt to intervene into this mouse plague at the last moment was deeply flawed and ill considered.
“This has been an unwelcome distraction from real task of finding safe solutions to this terrible problem.
“We all sympathise with communities battling this plague, communities that have only recently emerged from years of drought.
“But the last thing anybody wants is to make a bad situation worse by using chemicals that would poison wildlife food chains and potentially kill farm animals like working dogs and house cats.”