Barn Owls indirect victims of rat poisoning
New research by BirdWatch Ireland and UCC shows that Barn Owls in Ireland have a high exposure to rat poisons. The secondary threat of rat poisons to birds of prey needs to be addressed with an advice campaign targeted at local authorities, householders, farmers and landowners. This leaflet published by a group of NGOs has all the necessary information. It just needs to be distributed to the main users of rat poisons and backed by a media campaign to highlight the solutions.