Attempts to eradicate browsing animals using 1080 poison
broadcast by air began in the 1950's and were on-going, with only minimal monitoring of impact.
There also appears to be a backing away from commitments to end the use of 1080 poison
They have withdrawn their names in protest at Forestry Tasmania practices, specifically the clear-felling of native forests for woodchips, and the use of 1080 poison
which is claimed to be killing native and endangered animals in Tasmania's wilderness.
Baits for pigs usually contain a toxin such as 1080 poison
, but Dr Lapidge says that following successful target and non-target species uptake trials, scientists at the CRC are ready to pick a final prototype manufactured 'pig-specific' toxin, adding that a feral dog- and fox-specific toxin has recently been found.