The outrage is growing as the glaring cracks in our ‘clean green’ image get too big to disguise!
Last week my site some may recall was hacked & a piece on the Green Party’s 1080 stance DELETED which was not clever as it merely moves the formerly conspiratorial belief in the existence of a ‘thought Police’ (for some) to, well … factual evidence doesn’t it? Not only was it removed from this site, it had just previously been taken down off Facebook. Please ask yourself ‘why?’
So the cracks are widening ever so gradually & like the proverbial dam stoppage the establishment are dashing hither and yon running out of proverbial fingers to stop up the leaks. I’ve said this before, this site gets literally thousands of views & shares on 1080, hundreds on other pressing issues and some only tens. The 1080 poison issue is by far the one that Kiwis are most angry about. And the issue that clearly is also policed by trolls who endeavour periodically to convince me that 1080 is harmless stuff you’ll find in your morning cuppa, after all it is derived from camellia leaves they tell me. As if we have never read a piece of scientific data in our lives. I’ve also said before I don’t entertain or invite long convoluted time wasting-discussions on the pros of 1080 poison. If you have those views, head off to mainstream media and discuss them where they’re the status quo. Some of us would prefer to eliminate pests with eco friendly methods, period.
Anyway a recent piece of good news comes from a certain bus company in the Wellington region that placed 1080 ads on its buses. Ads that provoke one to think about the science behind poisoning and the possibility of alternatives for conservation. This piece of news serves two purposes actually. One that there was somebody willing to put their money where their mouth is & tell the world what’s really happening with the poisoning program and how it is threatening to damage our export base (aside from ruining our ecosystem). And secondly, the fact that the ads are now being taken down through opposing pressure, proves my initial point, the thought Police are alive & well. The ads aren’t lies but it’s preferred it seems that we the public don’t draw our own conclusions about that. Please share this information far and wide. I’ve heard it’s already gone global. It becomes more farcical by the day, the outrage growing as the glaring cracks in our clean green image get too big to disguise.
Following is Carol Sawyer’s post on the anti-1080 bus ads (slightly edited):
The header image shows the “Kea” bus, in Courtenay Place, Wellington around the 6th November 2017. The signs on the buses are being removed! The image above points to the possibility that 1080 is in some of our honey.
It looks as though there has been a campaign against the ads, and one that appears to have successfully bypassed the normal channels, those being the Advertising Standards Authority.
It appears the signs are to be removed from the buses because of the complaints. The buses are from Newlands Bus Company and Mana Coaches. If people want to let the companies know they support the signs they should phone MetLink & let them know (details below).
They seem grateful for the calls, and have been flooded with complaints, so a lot of praise is needed as a counterbalance !!!
Absolutely no bad language or threats.
MetLink ( 0800-801-700 ) who handle complaints, etc for Newlands/Mana is is the best place to phone. Let them know you are extremely impressed with their bus advertisements, on Keas and honey, and congratulate them on their free-thinking and progressive attitude.
Alternatively email them:
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Coach Hire Porirua Quotes@manacoach.co.nz Paraparaumu ManaCharters@manacoach.co.nz Newlands Newlands@newlands.co.nz