1080 drop at Molesworth Stn NZ kills 345 NZ deer … dubbed “utterly inhumane” by a US University Professor

From the No to 1080 use in NZ Facebook page. Read the details of NZ’s Molesworth Station drop in mainstream media below. If we the public treated our animals in this way, we would be convicted of cruelty to animals. Not DoC. They kill non target animals with impunity. Three hundred and forty five deer is a lot of animals. This is happening also to sheep, cattle, horses, our native birds and pet animals, while DoC tells us it targets pests. Dying from 1080 poisoning has been likened by a Vet to two days of being electrocuted. 

The poster below has been circulated by Professor Marc Bekoff of Colorado University with the following comment:

“This is utterly inhumane and simply wrong — every welfare and conservation organization should openly oppose this slaughter” … Marc Bekoff, Prof of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, U.S.A.

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Poster:  James Smith

Deer deaths investigated by New Zealand Deerstalkers Association

stuff.co.nz

Hunters have paid for scientists to fly over the site of a 1080 drop, thought to be behind hundreds of dead deer, to count carcasses.

The toxic bait was dropped over a third of Molesworth Station, the country’s largest farm, by helicopter in October as part of a national possum control operation.

The Marlborough branch of the New Zealand Deerstalkers Association then hired two helicopters to methodically sweep the area, having planned the survey in advance.

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https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/99513243/deer-deaths-investigated-by-new-zealand-deerstalkers-association

 

Anger after 1080 drop kills red deer at Molesworth Station

nzherald.co.nz

Hundreds of carcasses reported after Molesworth drop to fight tuberculosis.

A 1080 poison operation targeting possum on New Zealand’s largest farm has angered hunters who fear it’s needlessly killed hundreds of red deer.

Deer hunters have self-funded an aerial survey in the last few weeks to count just how many of the local red deer population have been killed after a 1080 drop in late-October by TBFree NZ to control possums on the historic 180,000-hectare Molesworth Station.

While the Marlborough branch of the New Zealand Deerstalkers Association (NZDA) says the data is still being collated, with a final report still a month away, online hunting forums suggest as many as 345 red deer have been spotted lying dead on the land.

“There were certainly dead deer seen,” said Wayne Smith, NZDA Marlborough branch committee member, “and, from observations, not as many live deer running around the hills as we would’ve expected.”

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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11951166

 

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Hawke’s Bay Today editorial

 

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7 thoughts on “1080 drop at Molesworth Stn NZ kills 345 NZ deer … dubbed “utterly inhumane” by a US University Professor”

  1. This is insanity. It sounds like the government is planning to kill off all the surface animals that could possibly be used as food. The people should be very worried about the ramifications of that fact Further its time for the people enmass to stand up and stop this madness. Contact the local authorities today and demand a stop to this slaughter

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    1. Agree Jamie. It has to happen. It’s waking up those left who still don’t see what’s been happening. Share around the doco Poisoning Paradise also. That is the eye opener for people.

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  2. Shocking absolutely shocking !! Clean green Nz ?????? Don’t think so .
    There’s no doubt deer are targeted as well as opossums. Where is the line drawn is a fawn staving beside it’s mother more cruel than a kea or bush robin dying in a creek ??
    Those deer could have supplied homeless/under privileged in protein rich venison for months .

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    1. Exactly Ashamed kiwi. Don’t know though if they’re targeting deer or it’s just open slather on everything in line of fire given all the other random kill we’re seeing. And into the waterways. Shocking alright.

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