HC Deb 14 May 1957 vol 570 c13W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is aware that the methods employed for the eradication of rabbits by the New Zealand Rabbit Boards are much more effective than methods applied in Great Britain; and if he will take steps to ensure that such methods are adopted here.

Mr. Godber

The method used extensively in New Zealand for destroying rabbits by laying poison baits is illegal in Great Britain and is not regarded as suitable for use here because of the danger to other animals and birds. Other methods commonly used in New Zealand, such as fumigation, trapping, shooting and ferreting, are also used in Great Britain.

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