Below is most of a mail from one of our readers to another and copied to us.
Unfortunately, Forest and Bird strongly support 1080 usage and many people are staggered that this slow acting and cruel poison is actively supported by an organisation like Forest and Bird.
It is particularly concerning when in New Zealand animals are declared as sentient beings and the deaths to animals like deer and possums takes several days with 1080 use. Deer are in such agony they try to gouge out their entrails using their antlers and hind legs to ease their suffering
The claims by DOC and Forest and Bird of 25 million of native birds being predated every year is a gross distortion and there is no factual evidence to back up these claims. Even when it is given a little thought it would work out at 2,853 birds being predated…
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