West Australians travelling with their pets within the state are reminded to keep them safe from poisonous baits.
1080 is a poison used extensively by farmers throughout the State to control feral pests, including wild dogs, foxes, pigs and rabbits, which threaten native species, farm animals and biodiversity.
Tourists travelling with pet dogs around regional Western Australia are urged to consider putting them on a lead and keeping them close to prevent them being poisoned.
While the use of 1080 baits is strictly regulated and warning signs must be displayed, they could easily be missed, so it is the pet owner's responsibility to protect their animals from harm.
If poisoning is suspected, seek immediate medical attention, veterinary assistance or contact the Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26.
Read the full media release from The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.