Owl trust campaigns against use of rat poison

The Devon-based Barn Owl Trust is starting a campaign against the use of super-strength rat poison. Birds are dying after eating contaminated mice and voles which have been killed by the poison.

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Barn Owl Trust warning over high-strength rat poison

A barn owl killed by poison. Credit: Barn Owl Trust

The Devon-based Barn Owl Trust is starting a national campaign against the use of super-strength rat poison. Birds are dying after eating mice and voles which have also been killed by the poison.

The Trust is asking the minister responsible to ban the use of high strength anti-coagulent rodenticides unless all other methods of pest control have failed. They say such poisons have contributed to a 'catastrophic' decline in barn owl numbers.

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