July 10, 2012
Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister John McVeigh has announced new measures to make wild dog baiting easier and allow graziers to better co-ordinate district-wide baiting programs.
Mr McVeigh said today graziers could now use livestock destroyed from their property and take them off farm to be injected with 1080.
“This is about cutting red tape,” Mr McVeigh said.
“The requirement by the previous State Government and former Minister Mulherin for all baits to be of human food grade was just simply ridiculous.
“It was needless and mindless bureaucratic red-tape symptomatic of government and a Minister totally out of touch with rural Queensland.
“I’ve axed this requirement and graziers can now get on with the job of baiting wild dogs that are out of control and costing our sheep and cattle industries millions of dollars a year in lost production.”
Mr McVeigh said bait meat could now be sourced from animals destroyed on-property. The bait meat could then be taken by graziers to a baiting station for injection with 1080 and then distributed to neighbours and other graziers to use in co-ordinated baiting programs.