1080 Fox Bait Cruelty
As hen rescuers and carers it is our responsibility to ensure the safety of our feathered friends. It is heart breaking to hear that some of our adoption applicants kill foxes or condone the use of baits. Foxes are just trying to survive. They were introduced into Australia by humans who wanted to hunt them for sport. They didn't ask to be here. Saying that, we must take every precaution to protect our girls from predators. Check out our advice on predator proofing here.
The most common method of killing foxes in Australia is 1080 bait. This bait is banned in all but 6 countries as it is so dangerous to all animals including humans. Death by 1080 bait is slow and painful, If you have seen signs up in your community about 1080 baiting please download this factsheet for more information.
You can print out double sided copies on A4 and distribute to your local community. It is perfect for a letter box drop. It is important that people are aware of the need to protect their companion animals from the bait as well as raising awareness about the torture and killing of our beautiful foxes and native wildlife.