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In New Zealand, it’s the authorities contaminating the waterways with 1080 poison & the people fighting to keep their water pure are getting arrested doing it

Despite a resolution passed by the Westland District Council in 2009, to keep the deadly pesticide-insecticide – 1080 poison – out of water catchments – ridgeline to ridgeline – the Animal Health Board breached the council’s decision, and in August 2012, poisoned the Hokitika watercatchment, again … (the GrafBoys’ channel)

Published on Aug 24, 2012

New Zealand claims to be “Clean, Green and 100% Pure”. Therefore, you could be forgiven for thinking the authorities would fight against poisoning water – forest streams and water catchments. But in New Zealand, it’s the authorities doing the contaminating, and the people fighting to keep their water pure – and they’re getting arrested doing it. Despite a resolution passed by the Westland District Council in 2009, to keep the deadly pesticide-insecticide – 1080 poison – out of water catchments – ridgeline to ridgeline – the Animal Health Board breached the council’s decision, and in August 2012, poisoned the Hokitika watercatchment, again. In a recent poison drop across Westland, farmers and locals rallied for animal welfare and the right to retain poison-free water. This is their story …
Photo: screen shot from the above video
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