Date: 10/11/17 8:57 am From: Janine Perlman <jpandjf...> Subject: Re: Birds, feral hogs, and poison baits in Arkansas
I also appreciate the heads-up, and completed the survey. It's an important issue.
On 10/11/2017 8:52 AM, Kara K Beach wrote: > > Thank you for this link. I have completed the survey. > > *From:* The Birds of Arkansas Discussion List > [mailto:<ARBIRD-L...>] *On Behalf Of *Joseph Neal > *Sent:* Wednesday, October 11, 2017 8:45 AM > *To:* <ARBIRD-L...> > *Subject:* Birds, feral hogs, and poison baits in Arkansas > > Here's a link to info on control of feral hogs in Arkansas. There is > lots of info about Kaput, the warfarin poison they want to start using > in Arkansas. > > http://www.aad.arkansas.gov/feral-hog-eradication-task-force > <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.aad.arkansas.gov_feral-2Dhog-2Deradication-2Dtask-2Dforce&d=DwMFaQ&c=7ypwAowFJ8v-mw8AB-SdSueVQgSDL4HiiSaLK01W8HA&r=H1hTcN0NM8wYZkkrS28mdw&m=q4dTueq58uBg_Rhaz30QuafOE1xm7SDJcVsl9wmMbjw&s=4mOm3Vq_4aXAchmnoQq6cXkjHkXmJqeXEXPT0DrxNv4&e=> > > I encourage everyone interested to go to the third link down to an > anonymous survey about hogs and kaput and other toxicants. That’s > where you can voice your opinion about this. > > Feral hogs are a problem in Arkansas, as elsewhere. One solution now > being proposed for use in Arkansas is a poison bait called Kaput. Most > of us are aware of the impacts of poison baits on non-target wildlife. > Non-target wildlife equals Bald Eagles, both vulture species, and > probably all raptorial birds with foraging habits that include > scavenging, and on and on. > > Those proposing use of Kaput in Arkansas claim that if Kaput is used > properly, it will not have the negative impacts. That’s a serious > problem for me, because these substances are never just “used > properly.” If I have learned anything at all over many years working > in the outdoors, it is that once technologies like this are available, > they will not always be used properly. They will be used as > individuals see fit, including individuals who will not read labels, > instructions, restrictions, or who just flat don’t care what > non-target species are impacted. > > There is a lot to read in these links. I recommend at least taking a > look at one article toward the end of the links, under the heading > NEWS, MEDIA ADVISORIES AND ARTICLES,” specifically one titled “Is > kaput kaput?” published by the Wildlife Society. Here is a short bit > from the article: > > “Opponents worry Kaput will reach beyond wild pigs. Black bears (Ursus > americanus) and raccoons (Procyon lotor) could lift the lids of > feeders that dispense the bait, they fear. Predators or scavengers, > including bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), might be poisoned by > feeding on the hogs’ carcasses. Warfarin washing into water-ways may > poison fish. They also worry hunters may inadvertently kill and eat > hogs that have ingested the toxicant but haven’t yet died.” >