|The Scourge of Poisoning - [19 April 2005 17:55]|
WILD BIRD RESCUE
Poisoned Grey Lourie. Fortunately, emergency first aid saved the bird from death.
Because of the irresponsible and careless way in which poisons are used by certain sections of the farming and gardening public, poisoning of birds is a very frequent occurrence. And thatís not to mention the criminally culpable few who deliberately put out poisons intended for birds!
SYMPTOMS OF POISONING
FIRST AID FOR POISONING
Poisoning can be difficult for the inexperienced to treat. Itís essential you get help URGENTLY as time is of the essence. Wings in Need on (012)804-7202 or the Raptor Conservation/Poison Action/Vulture Study Group on 082-446-8946 will be able to provide immediate advice and assistance. While waiting for help, the following basic first aid may save the birdís life:
AVOID POISONING BIRDS
Most garden pests can be controlled without the use of poisons. Should it be essential to use poison, try to use the least harmful and most specific poison for the problem. Remember, if a little is good, a lot is NOT better! Be responsible, and help save our birds.
By Gordon M Duncan & Wings in Need Animal Talk May 1999
By Gordon M Duncan & Wings in Need
Animal Talk May 1999
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