Paul Brecht, Evans Head
There seems to be a mice plague in farming areas?
I suggest that instead of using poisons that will kill the mice – but will also kill birds, lizards and other meat-eating wildlife – that we employ pythons, quolls, Tassie devils, and ferrets.
Common sense would be not all at the same time though, hey? That would be better than us taxpayers forking out for nasty poisons to chemical companies. Any farmers want to take up the opportunity to use wildlife to combat the problem? Anyone?
This happens every year, it’s nothing new. It’s because of the monoculture farming practices brought from Europe – that is the problem. We need to change the way we farm, in a more sustainable way. Yes, organics are doing this with bio-dynamics which is an old way of farming that we, on a larger scale, have got away from.