Vertebrate Pest Conference Proceedings collection


Date of this Version

March 1980


With ever-increasing environmental pressures being placed on all animal control agencies worldwide, particularly those utilizing toxins as control weapons, the time has arisen where those agencies must attempt to anticipate these pressures which are likely to become more vocal and counter them wherever possible before they happen. It is an accepted fact that the world as a whole has become extremely environmental conscious in all fields, not just pest control. This can be seen or heard most days of the week in newspapers, on television or radio. The reasons for this awareness of the environmental problem are wide and diverse but often it is simply because people, particularly young people, (a) don't understand; (b) don't want to understand; or (c) because they are anti the system generally anyway.