Thursday, April 28, 2011

Cairns bird poisoning fears

Authorities are concerned birds found dead or dying on the Cairns Esplanade may have been poisoned and they have been taken to a vet.
The protected species, Peaceful doves are small gentle birds and its hard to see why anyone would poison them.
Dallas McMillan
Cairns Vet Clinic

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Sick: The discovery of dead and dying birds along the Esplanade has sparked fears someone is deliberately baiting wildlife. Picture: MARC McCORMACK

Poison feared in park along Esplanade

Laura Packham

Thursday, April 28, 2011

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ENVIRONMENTAL officers are seeking answers to the deaths of a number of birds along the Cairns Esplanade, with some residents fearing they are being deliberately poisoned.

The Department of Environment and Resource Management have called for more information about the dead birds, mainly peaceful doves.

Cairns resident Linda Schipke said more than a dozen had been found dead in one week recently, and claimed someone  in the area was deliberately baiting the birds.

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