Launch of CRRU Ireland – the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use in Ireland

Launch of CRRU Ireland – the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use in Ireland

Launch of organization to raise awareness of the damage done to wildlife by irresponsible rat poison use.

At the Ploughing championship today the Irish Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use was launched by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney. Anticoagulant rodenticides used to kill rats and mice have been detected in many of our top predator wildlife species. Recent scientific research has shown that they now occur in over 80% of our barn owls who feed mainly on mice and rats. Other rodent-eating species such as kestrels, long eared owls, kites, buzzards as well as pine martens, stoats and foxes are all vulnerable to