Tuesday, 19 June 2018 11:39

Good point

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A mate of The Hound reckons that while Fish & Game (Bitch & Complain) is quick to point the finger at the farming community about water quality, it should be looking in its own backyard at the issue of plastic cartridge wadding.

Your old mate’s informant says she and her family spend a great deal of time picking up beach plastic; they reckon the beaches north of the Waikato River mouth are littered year-round with plastic wadding from shotgun cartridges. The Waikato River and its hinterland are popular duck shooting areas and masses of this wadding is carried out to sea. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see the risk this stuff poses to seabirds and fish. This old mutt’s mate reckons the holier-than-thou types at F&G should be insisting plastic wadding be phased out – allow only cardboard. A fair point, you’d think.

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