The proposal is to use the poison sodium monofluoroacetate (1080) to assist in the control of feral goats in the rangelands of Western Australia.
Feral goats depend upon artificial water supplies on pastoral stations during dry periods of the year between April and September. During these periods, the Agricultural Protection Board proposes to temporarily poison drinking water in modified poisoning troughs installed specifically for this operation. Trials have shown that four days of 1080 poisoning will reduce feral goat populations around water points by 70%. A poisoning technique has been developed which the Agricultural Protection Board considers would limit the potential hazard to people, native wildlife and pastoral stock.