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The controversial Tull Chemical Co in Alabama US, suppliers of pure 1080 to NZ is not closed as claimed

By Carol Sawyer

TULL CHEMICAL CO, OXFORD, ALABAMA IS STILL OPEN

There has been a lot of speculation about this in the past six months.

Mandy Ram, a Kiwi living in the USA, rang the factory today ( last night, NZ time ). The owner, Charles Wigley, answered. She asked him if Tull is still supplying NZ with pure 1080. He told her …

“I know they are making baits”. She asked where the chemicals were coming from and he said “I have to go”

… and hung up.

I rang myself just now. I got an answer phone. I realized afterwards that it was 6.00 pm in the evening there, so they will be closed. However the answer phone message was :

“You’ve reached the Tull Chemical Company. We are not able to take your call at this time. If you leave your name, contact number, and a brief message, we’ll be happy to return your call as soon as possible”.

I didn’t bother. Doesn’t sound like a “closed” company to me !

In early August, 2018, No to 1080 Use in NZ received a response to an OIA request to the NZ government. The relevant answer is attached, which says we still source our pure 1080 poison from the USA.

The Google business directory still lists Tull Chemical Co as open. However in mid-August, 2018, I received a screenshot from another friend in the USA which showed it as ” permanently closed”. (I have attached this for your interest).

As well as this, if you go to Tull Chemical Co in the Google business directory and click on photos, one of the photos is of a child in a paddling pool. Someone is playing “silly buggers”.

BUT, Tull Chemical Company, Oxford, Alabama, USA is still open for business it seems. The address is listed as 130 Burton St. The sign on the fence says 327 Burton St.

Burton St is a very short street running off Williams St, and there are no other buildings on it.

I couldn’t get Google Earth to send me screenshots today, but I took photographs myself… looking down Burton St to the factory.

Please note the sign at the start of the street which says “FLOOD AREA” and bear in mind this factory has been producing around 5 tons of pure 1080 per annum. In 2004 and 2015, owner Charles Wigley said he “makes as much as 5 tons of pure poison annually, with most of it being exported to New Zealand.”

In an article by Jay Reeves, 2004, Wigley said :

“….he follows the law and laces his poison with black dye that would show up if the chemical, an organic compound, got into either floodwaters in the neighborhood or – if used by terrorists – a public water reservoir.”

The problem is he doesn’t/didn’t dye the poison scheduled for NZ at all.. it is reportedly white. (Be a bit hard to dye it green if it was already black!)

I have also, for your interest, taken photos to left and right, looking down Williams St from the start of Burton St.

Note Monsanto link : “Tull Allen, Wigley’s grandfather, started Tull Chemical in 1956 after purchasing the process to make Compound 1080 from Monsanto Co., which had made the poison at a nearby plant that later became infamous for polluting Oxford and nearby Anniston with PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls.” – Jay Reeves, South Wire, 2004

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Door-to-door gun confiscations have already begun in New Zealand; home visits by armed law enforcement personnel

As I wrote this, I heard from the Kapiti region that two people have recently been visited by NZ law enforcement personnel in bullet proof vests carrying guns and wanting names of ‘right wing extremists’ they knew.  The following article is from NaturalNews.com which hails as some will know, from the US. News about the event in Christchurch on March 15th is now of course global with much discussion & dissection (& censorship) going on regarding the whys and wherefores.  The result of it all has been a change to the gun laws in this country. Interesting isn’t it that NZ spends $100 million a year on the five eyes spy program to protect its citizens. It doesn’t appear to be working does it? Indeed it’s been environmentalists who’ve been spied on instead. People who just want clean non poisoned waterways, clean food sources, free from contamination by toxic substances … conservation of all resources. It’s they who have been treated like criminals. All the while a real criminal has flown right under their radar. While they twiddle their thumbs? Seems like it. And submissions from the public on the proposed gun control were heard this week gone over a two day period. Looks kind of done & dusted really. And DoC’s now set to poison the South Island again & environmentalists are still the criminals.  EWR


(Natural News) If you want to know what tyranny looks like in a “democracy,” turn your gaze towards New Zealand, where liberal tolerance and acceptance has been replaced by anti-gun zealotry and authoritarianism, thanks to a single act of violence by a man who wasn’t even born on the island.

Following Brenton Tarrant’s terrorist attack on a pair of mosques earlier this month, the New Zealand prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, and her government wasted no time in declaring that an entire class of firearms that were previously legal to own were suddenly illegal to own.

“Assault” weapons of the type used by Tarrant during his attack have no place in a civil society, you see, even if 99.999 percent of them are owned by law-abiding people and used responsibly.

As such, they must all be confiscated because getting rid of them will also stop future acts of violence and terrorism. Or so New Zealanders have been told.

But what if the act of getting rid of these guns actually causes more violence and death?

The Truth About Guns is reporting that, according to the country’s biggest firearms forum, Kiwi cops are now going door-to-door to gun owners’ places of business, their homes, and even gun ranges “in an attempt to gather information and get gun owners to relinquish their firearms.”

Pay attention, Americans — because even if you don’t own a gun, these are tactics tyrannical Left-wing Democrats will employ to force us all to live a certain way if they are ever empowered enough.

According to screenshots of the firearms forum, one gun owner is already dead.

One poster noted:

Got suggested I pop this up but whilst at work this morning, I hear a voice ask for me by name. I turn around and there’s 2 police officers.

Needless to say workmates were shocked too [sic] see me taken into a room for a chat and these guys were quite nice about it but wanted to know what [guns] my partner and I have.

Police were tipped off

The poster went on to note that a gun safe in their residence was “installed and floor plated as per the recommendations (So stored legally in an odd stock of luck),” and that they hadn’t used any of their guns because they’re “not allowed” at the moment.

“I didn’t put any paperwork or forms in yet so was a little shocked to see [the police] come out of nowhere. Anyone else get this yet?” the poster noted.

READ MORE

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-28-door-to-door-gun-confiscations-begin-in-new-zealand-armed-government-thugs.html

 

Live: Select committee hears public submissions on gun law reform

To listen go to this link:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/111776370/live-select-committee-hears-public-submissions-on-gun-law-reform?fbclid=IwAR0ssolvYo6fSOVJA0yqgb3EbyvrUBQ4D96_-q0IxjlYOuGyQsajYeDpYfA

A Whanganui woman has been camping by the river because she cannot find a rental property – neo lib isn’t working Roger Douglas

This was late January, a further article says someone is obtaining a caravan for her but they need somewhere to park it. Of course we can no longer park those just anywhere & in a camping facility, ‘sorry, not long term’. And Whanganui, like many other places in the clean & green (not) land of the ‘blessed’ (few) is experiencing a housing crisis … with 43K homeless in NZ as rental properties sell up like hot cakes. But well, it’s a case of ‘let them eat cake’ pretty much thanks to Roger Douglas & his great neo-lib experiment on the NZ public. And further thanks to Key for more latterly getting rid of so many of our state homes for the benefit of property developers. They should both be jailed for treason.

They’ve brought hard times for the majority & for the rest of their own ilk, they’re now profiteering like pigs into muck.

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Good homes for people, sold to property developers by the thousands thanks to the Key corporation

 
From the NZ Herald

As thousands of New Zealanders enjoy camping holidays this summer, one Whanganui woman is not enjoying the experience.

Helen (not her real name) says she has no alternative but to camp with her pets after losing her rented home late last year.

“I had been renting a cottage on a lifestyle block in Hunterville but the property was sold and the new owners wanted to renovate the dwelling.”

The 64-year-old has rescued many unloved pets during her lifetime and while most have been rehomed, some were living with her and have become her own loved pets.

“I have given away two cats and a couple of goats but I still have three cats, one medium-sized and one small dog and one goat.”

Danny the goat may yet be rehomed but Helen wants to keep him with her if she can because she has had him since he was a “runty little kid”.

“I consider them to be my family and I was upset when a WINZ case worker said I should ask the SPCA to take them.”

READ MORE

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12197323

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Inquiring about risks vs benefits of vaccines in NZ now makes you a “flat earther” or worse a “murderer” – the all out censorship by mainstream media of the vaccine dialogue

Last week amidst a measles outbreak in Christchurch, social media has been in full on discussion about vaccines with an article by TV1 news featuring Nigel Latta, another prominent person weighing in on a borderline push insisting that parents vaccinate their children. To see what is behind this new enlistment of support to bully you into vaccinating, see the video titled Free Speech and Shutting Down the Vaccine Debate by Truthstream Media. Google, Amazon & Facebook are all involved in this.  And meanwhile, Duncan Garner has labeled anybody who refuses to vaccinate a ‘murderer’. Note, nary a mention of all the babies who have died following vaccination.

Let me say at the outset, vaccination in NZ is not compulsory. See the official email from the NZ Health Dept website below.

These prominent persons who are waving their self assumed ‘authority’ over you & your families under your noses, should in my opinion concentrate more on urging parents to obtain all the scientific literature from both sides of the vaccination issue before proceeding with their own informed & well researched decision that will benefit their children. Same as we should on any proposed medical procedure. Instead, Latta has likened such thinking folk to flat earthers.

Recently we posted a video featuring talk back radio where a young mother who is also a psychology graduate & whose six week old baby was vaccine injured, made a plea for full disclosure by the health professionals of the possible risks vs the possible benefits of a vaccine. One hour after vaccination, this young mother says her baby woke up screaming & over two days turned into a floppy rag doll with a high pitched shrill moan … his brain was swelling. Listen to her speak in the following short clip.

So according to Latta’s thinking, anybody who questions this medical procedure (what are the contents of the vaccine? Are there any side effects to consider? and so on) are actually  “as legitimate as those at the Flat Earth Society”. Surely this young woman’s desire to be informed of the said risks vs benefits should not qualify her to be considered by health professionals as a conspiracy theorist?

I’m very disappointed as I really admired Latta’s  work with the Shadowlands series.  Yet on this issue he clearly is not for our parental right of choice. There are now enough testimonies from parents of deceased babies & disabled children who wish they had been informed of the risks and who cannot now turn back the clock. If you doubt that please visit the Vaxxed Youtube channel & hear all the heartbroken parents speaking out. View the before & after videos of their precious little ones, changed forever. Any parent’s worst nightmare. The disturbing thing about that is their numbers are increasing. To not weigh up the risks of injury versus the benefits, in light of the current available information, would in my opinion be very irresponsible.

This is not however how the medical establishment sees this. They want you to get the vaccine, no questions asked. Hitler would be proud.

With respect to the parental right to decline a vaccine, folk have been sharing their experiences recently following the post of an article about children of non consenting parents being pressured by nurses at their schools to be vaccinated regardless of their parents’ wishes. A blatant violation of human rights. Details are in this article:

CHILDREN OF NZ PARENTS WHO HAD DECLINED THE HPV VAX WERE TAKEN ASIDE AT SCHOOL, TOLD THEIR PARENTS DIDN’T LOVE THEM AND COERCED FOR THEIR CONSENT

Parents having read this article made the following comments in social media:

My daughters were approached by nurses at school “gently” encouraging them to persuade me, they also rang me to question my judgment….I’M THE PARENT not them how dare they question my decisions for my daughters.

I’ve had lengthy conversations with my 11 and a half year old about this..today he said his teacher was telling them all they have to get vaccinated to keep them safe and asking them questions like “you do want to be safe and live don’t you?” , the teacher proceeded to tell the kids they needed to go home this evening and tell their parents that they need to make an appointment with the doctor asap…they have a vaccination program for the year 8s at his school and I told him he has my full permission to refuse and if they pressure him to demand to be able to call me or run away from the area that they are vaccinating.

I received HPV vaccination over 12 years ago now, when my mum sent in a form that said she didn’t consent to me receiving it. I gave it to the nurse who tossed it in the bin, then gave it to me anyways.. when I got home I told my mum & the next day she called a meeting with the school principal, vice principal and all my teachers and went offfff. After that day they didn’t even bother giving me any forms for vaccinations because they didn’t want my mum to come down to the school again.

When my boy was attending Intermediate school they were being targeted for diptheria, tetanus pertussis (triple vaccine) and as a parent I rang to ask where was the info for the parents. Answer was “oh we don’t do this anymore and hardly anyone turns up” So I was invited along to an assembly where they addressed all the kids. My boy had been sent on an errand unbeknown to me and when the session was finished he turned up almost in tears as he had “missed out”. Now the session included a video of propaganda showing an old school photo of a class with circles around a few pupils (can’t remember which way around it was to use as an example who was spreading disease). The Deputy Principal allowed for questions of the 2 DHB nurses present. One South African boy asked what bad reactions could happen and the nurse had to acknowledge “anaphylactic shock”. I raised my hand to ask a question and the DP gave me the most evil look then promptly closed the whole session down and sent everyone back to class. What hope is there if the teachers are propagandised leaves me worried and wondering …..

Parents now also need to be aware that some children are being prescribed anti-depressants without parental consent.

Clearly some medical staff are taking it upon themselves to apply pressure to children which is not acceptable. As to prescribing anti depressants without parental consent, that is definitely crossing the line. Watch your children parents. Listen to them. And be involved & know what is happening at their schools. Make it clear to those concerned what your expectations are regarding any health procedure.

Note also the right of choice has also been removed from the staff of a Christchurch school regarding their own choice to vaccinate. Unvaccinated teachers face a fine of $2,000:

https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/christchurch/canterbury-school-to-fine-unvaccinated-teachers/?fbclid=IwAR2ecYyY3vLkDUhRdAXYLnHxm0C1pkTTJvrAk1v8uhZ3xujK3UCEVtykOzQ>

To conclude here is a reply from the NZ government’s health website to the question:

Please advise if immunisation in New Zealand is compulsory or that it is up to the person and/or parents to make that decision. Your website is not very clear on all of this.

From: info@health.govt.nz <info@health.govt.nz>

To: xxxx (name supplied)

Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2019, 9:45:57 AM GMT+13

Subject: Re: Immunisation

Good morning,

Thank you for your email.  Getting immunised is voluntary in New Zealand, and it is an individual’s (or parent’s/guardian’s) choice whether or not they or their child agree to being immunised.  

Note under the Health (Immunisation) Regulations 1995 all early childhood education centres and primary schools must maintain an immunisation register, and may request that the caregiver provides their child’s immunisation certificate or record that the child is not immunised.

Your health practitioner will be able to provide you with information that will allow you to make an informed choice.  Health professionals have a duty to give honest and open information about any medical treatment, which includes immunisations.  This ensures that the individual or parent/guardian is able to give their full consent to the immunisation.  The individual or parent/guardian needs to understand the benefits and risks of immunisation, including those to the child and their community, in order to make an informed choice and give informed consent.

The information about immunisation on our website is based on the overwhelming body of scientific evidence that shows the benefits of immunisation far outweigh its risks. This position underpins the health systems of every country in the world.  Another website you may find useful is that of the Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC), which provides independent information about vaccine-preventable diseases and the benefits and risks of immunisation (http://www.immune.org.nz).

Kind regards,

Deborah

Ministry of Health

PO Box 5013

Wellington 6145

Free phone: 0800 855 066

Phone: (04) 496 2000

Healthline: 0800 611 116

Email: info@health.govt.nz

Website:www.health.govt.nz


Note: Equally disturbing as all of the above is the strict censorship that is happening around the Christchurch shooting that came on the heels of this. There’s been huge censorship right across social media & elsewhere of late, such that it surely raises red flags of caution. 

Please do check out the Vaxxed YT channel for injuries and deaths. People need to know what they may be in store for. Also, watch the movie Vaxxed:

 

In Sept 2018, 19 Doctors who were neither conspiracy theorists nor violent activists, expressed concern about the depositing of 1080 into Auckland’s water supply

People who are against excessive use of poisons in our environment are neither violent, extreme activists nor conspiracy theorists as the media would have you believe. To confirm this you simply must read the independent information. To begin with at least, here is a list of 19 Doctors … why would they spend their valuable time warning both yourself & the authorities about the perceived  dangers of 1080 in your water supply? 

In efforts to prevent the last Hunua Ranges drop this was taken to court by Sue Grey, lawyer where it was noted that DoC’s lawyers asked the judge that their scientist NOT be cross examined. The lawyers were granted their request & the drop went ahead. See the Court approval here.

BELOW IS THE LETTER PREPARED BY DOCTORS WHO WERE CONCERNED ABOUT 1080 POISON BEING DEPOSITED IN DRINKING WATER

Open letter to the Government, Friday, 21st September 2018.

As doctors, we are extremely concerned about the health risk of depositing poisoned bait over 22,500 hectares of the Hunua water catchment area. Specifically, we are concerned about Sodium Fluoroacetate (SMFA / 1080), a known deadly poison which is known to cause sub-lethal effects on reproduction and is classified as a teratogen, having potential to contaminate the Auckland water supply.

There is no effective antidote for 1080 poisoning in humans.

We are extremely concerned that public officials are not adopting a far more precautionary approach to the safety of the Auckland water catchment, especially when the effects of 1080, a highly soluble poison, is not quantifiably able to be tested on how it affects the health of humans.

Studies show that 1080 affects the reproductive organs, the cardiac system, and respiratory system in mammals. There is no safe minimal level known and water testing and sampling after aerial 1080 application cannot prudently protect the public from risk of exposure from this poison.

As doctors, we are responsible for the health of individuals and communities. Therefore, we ask the government to immediately stop the usage of sodium fluoroacetate which has potential to contaminate the New Zealand water supply.

Signed,

Dr Ulrich Doering MBChB, Dipl O+G, FRNZCGP

Dr Roger Leitch MBChB, FRNZCGP

Dr Mogens Poppe FRNZCGP FRACGP

Dr Janine Budden MBChB, FRNZCGP

Dr Caroline Wheeler MBChB

Dr Ron Goedeke

Dr Tessa Jones MBChB, Dipl Obs, FRNZCGP, FACNEM, FAARM

Dr. Charles M. Baycroft BSc; MD. FRNZCGP, Dip MSM, QBE.

Dr Donald Palmer MBChB, Dipl O+G, FRNZCGP

Dr Jocelyn Lydford MD

Dr Kamal Karl MBBS, FRNZCGP, FACNEM, FNZCAM, FACCS

Dr Avani Karl

Dr Rick Coleman MB ChB, Dip Obst, FRNZCGP

Dr Helen Proctor

Dr Richard Drexel

Dr Tim Ewer, MB ChB, MMedSci, MRCP, FRACP, FRNZCGP, Dip Occ Med

Dr Tracey Chandler BSc (Hons), MB ChB, FRNZCGP, MNZSCM, PGDipSEM, Cert Dermoscopy

Dr Janine Budden MBCHB, MRCGP, FRNZCGP, CertNutrMed, DipObs

Michael E Godfrey MB.BS. FACNEM


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If you are new to the 1080 poisoning program here is a good article to start with …

WHY ARE PEOPLE SO CONCERNED ABOUT 1080?

A must watch also is Poisoning Paradise, the doco made by the GrafBoys (banned from screening on NZ TV, yet a 4x international award winner). Their website is tv-wild.com. Their doco is a very comprehensive overview with the independent science to illustrate the question marks that remain over the use of this poison. There are links also on our 1080 resources page to most of the groups, pages, sites etc that will provide you with further information to make your own informed decision on this matter.

If you are pro poisoning of the environment, EnvirowatchRangitikei is not the place to espouse your opinions. Mainstream would be the place to air those. This is a venue for sharing the independent science you won’t of course find there.

We don’t endorse violence in our efforts to inform the public & hopefully persuade our government to desist from using  excessive amounts of poisons for pest control.

 

DoC’s been paying $4K per month of your tax dollars for spying on environmentalists

So, last weekend came the revelation that DoC hired a firm to spy on certain environmentalists like the Marlborough deerstalkers, Stop Poisoning Coromandel Peninsula, Brook Valley Community group, the Stop 1080 Now Facebook group and the Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch. See the article:

DOC’s chats with Thompson & Clark reveal anti-1080 surveillance

Note the ‘anti’ word? It’s all about repackaging us. They want you to believe we are extremists, terrorists even & they promulgate this by their clever use of terminology. No mention of the more accurate title: ‘environmentalists’. All we want is a clean environment, clean water particularly & an assurance that our health is not being compromised. Not a priority for corporates of course and we are flies in the ointment of ‘progress’ in the form of corporate profiteering interests Predator Free 2050.

If nothing else this all illustrates the surveillance that is going on and the capability of FB & social media generally. We surely all know by now the internet is a handy information gathering tool. We’re in the public arena. The ridiculous thing is, EnvirowatchRangitikei’s information is all public (as are many of the FB pages & sites they’ve trolled for info) nothing secret squirrel about it. Could have accessed it for free. Still, they have the mission of pursuing  those dubious and murky claims of threatened violence. Please do read the following on that one:

SOME TRUTH ON THE ALLEGED THREATS TO DOC STAFF: AN OIA REQUEST TO POLICE REVEALS 9 IN THE LAST 31 MONTHS, DOC SAYS 93 LAST MONTH

Do you see mainstream media calling them out on those facts? Of course not & you won’t be any time soon.

Below is the video from the RadioNZ article, which also contains the pdf file with all the conversations had by the security firm… if you can be bothered trawling through it. These are the depths to which a country once considered Godzone has fallen in the post Roger Douglas frenzy for profits.

 

The stabbing & death of a little pet pony this week has raised the issue of the growing acceptability in NZ of cruelty to animals

“Any attack on anything, be it human or animal, is deplorable in NZ society. There’s no need for it”

Snr Sergeant Craig Dinnissen (Dunedin Police, NZ)

This week an article featured in the media about cruelty to a little miniature horse in the South Island that has since died. A loved pet, it was stabbed  more than forty times by an unknown person or persons and the matter is under investigation. This event has certainly raised discussion about the disturbing trend NZers are witnessing here of the growing acceptability of cruelty to animals.

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Deer killed by 1080 poisoning frequently rip open their stomaches, their organs explode & their eyes pop out

This state of affairs has been especially highlighted (or kicked off?) by NZ’s [some say unrealistic] Predator Free 2050 goal and the official granting of exception to the liberal use of the Class 1A ecotoxin 1080 poison which allows a very cruel death for both target & non target creatures. The Predator Free 2050 goal aims to eradicate all introduced species from NZ soil (although we are not officially being told all) bar of course the lucrative farming animals. Money really matters in the new corporate Kiwiland. Sentient creatures don’t.

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The discussion that’s ensued following the cruel attack on & subsequent death of the little horse has centered around the horror of blatant cruelty to innocent animals. Once deemed unthinkable, it has now become acceptable for animals to die a slow torturous death by 1080 poisoning, likened by a veterinarian to two days of slow electrocution.

RELATED: IN 2007 AN INTERNATIONAL ANIMAL WELFARE JOURNAL PUBLISHED A RSPCA PAPER BY DR M SHERLEY DEEMING THAT: “1080 IS NOT A HUMANE POISON”

I remember the bygone era when animal cruelty was a definite no no. It is amazing what can change when dollars get in the way. And to seemingly boost the acceptability of the unthinkable, the proponents of the new paradigm are targeting the very young. Note in an article posted in November 2018 about a biennial critter hunt in rural NZ, a grandmother says her grandchildren…

“…take a little while to get used to killing animals, but once they get into it, they love it”. 

Yes children are naturally reticent about killing because it is not in their nature to do so. Yet now they are being urged to & their efforts celebrated even. This ‘hunt’ does not appear to be a basic ‘trap some pests’ excursion. Featured are photos of dead goats, pigs, possums and a magpie. It is celebratory killing of sentient creatures. And what is with killing magpies? Since when were they pests? Unfortunately this propensity for eliminating pests does not stop with the wild animals. There is now a growing movement to eliminate cats from the environment. Well of course they too are an introduced species. Driven for one by economist Gareth Morgan who recently slammed the SPCA for speaking out about the use of 1080 & the cruel death it inflicts. Morgan it appears may have a financial interest in 1080 through his association with Zero Invasive Predators (ZIP), a partnership between NEXT Foundation, and the Department of Conservation.

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A child carries a dead magpie at the Whangamomona critter hunt :  Photo: screenshot Stuff.co.nz

Further, children’s school textbooks are even stating that the cruel ecotoxin 1080 is ‘not very dangerous to humans’ totally bypassing any commentary on the cruel death it inflicts or on the difficulty in detecting it as the cause of death in humans. This picture painted of the harmlessness of 1080 is a murky one. If you die of it nobody will know a retired Doctor has told us, further adding that the MOH bullies Doctors into not testing for 1080. And stating that it targets certain animals only is blatant untruth  … DoC’s own documentation confirms that.

RELATED: THE MOST DISTURBING THING TO WATCH IS A 1080ED ANIMAL DIE … THE PLEADING IN THEIR EYES AS THEY TRY AND DRAG THEMSELVES TO SHELTER

So the Dunedin Police Sergeant in the Stuff article is condemning the cruelty to this little horse, calling it deplorable, and all the while the corporations he serves are openly promoting cruelty to animals, condemning anybody who dares to say otherwise and teaching its ‘acceptability’ to our children.  Bob Kerridge who has had a long and distinguished professional career in animal welfare called this propensity towards killing animals weirdly addictive. 

RELATED: DEER POISONED WITH 1080 CAN EXPERIENCE EXPLODED INTERNAL ORGANS, THEY TEAR OPEN THEIR OWN STOMACHS WITH THEIR ANTLERS, BLOOD OOZES FROM EYES & NOSE & THEIR EYES POP OUT

So our children are getting mixed messages here. Read the article from the psychology blog. The issues around that for your kids are addressed. The author, PhD Marc Bekoff comments:

“New Zealand’s war on wildlife uses youngsters to reach their shameful goal”. 

Clearly from the article & feedback given, not all of Whangamomona’s residents agree with this killing event:

“…other parents agreed … and were at wit’s end because people in power were telling the kids it was perfectly okay to harm and to kill the animals and to parade around with corpses of the animals they slaughtered.” 

It’s been said by more than one notable person in history that how a society treats its animals is a tell-tale sign about the state that society is in. Unfortunately NZ appears to be on a very slippery slope. Time to stand up & speak out.

 


NOTE: For further articles on 1080 use categories at left of the news page.

If you are new to the 1080 poisoning program, a must watch is Poisoning Paradise, the doco made by the GrafBoys (banned from screening on NZ TV, yet a 4x international award winner). Their website is tv-wild.com. Their doco is a very comprehensive overview with the independent science to illustrate the question marks that remain over the use of this poison. There are links also on our 1080 resources page to most of the groups, pages, sites etc that will provide you with further information to make your own informed decision on this matter.

 

 

Pike River families claim ‘vital’ evidence from mine explosion has been lost

Are we surprised at this? Hardly. A must read for info mainstream will never be telling you is Murder at Pike River Mine by Dr Jacob Cohen. The update below is from stuff.co.nz

A group representing some of the families of men who died in the Pike River Mine say critical evidence disappeared during the initial investigation.

The cover of an electrical cabinet was blown to the surface in one of the explosions that rocked the West Coast mine, north of Greymouth, in 2010, killing 29 men.

After it was photographed, Tony Forster, a former mines chief inspector now advising the Pike River families, told TVNZ he understood it was flown by helicopter to the Pike River office. Its current whereabouts are unknown.

Families of the Pike River miners say critical evidence has been lost during the initial investigation into the disaster.
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Families of the Pike River miners say critical evidence has been lost during the initial investigation into the disaster.

“It blows my mind that something as significant as that, in an area that the Royal Commission centred on, has gone missing,” he said.

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Pike River re-entry plan to be revealed

Sonya Rockhouse, who lost her son Ben in the disaster, said a lot of electrical equipment in the mine was not designed for mine conditions, and was unsafe. It was outrageous the cabinet piece had gone missing, she said.

“I don’t think any New Zealander wants to live in a country where 29 men die like this and then critical evidence disappears.”

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Hi all. Here is the picture of the evidence that disappeared. It’s the cover from a switch cabinet that was in the mine and was not intrinsically safe. It was photographed on the 28th of November 2010 after it was blown up the vent shaft and landed on the ground above the mine.

We have been told that it was put on a helicopter contracted by Pike River Coal and taken to the mine office. However nobody can tell us what happened to it after that.

If we find this evidence it could determine what caused the explosion that killed 29 men. There are so many questions and there is so much to uncover. This is why we must go back into Pike River and why there needs to be a full and transparent inquiry.


Efforts are ramping up to re-enter the mine. Police said last week they would not accompany the first re-entry team due to safety concerns, but would reconsider if there was a critical find, such as human remains.

A post on the ‘Stand with Pike’ Facebook page about the missing cabinet piece said finding it could determine the cause of the explosion that killed the miners.

“There are so many questions and there is so much to uncover,” the post said.

Police Assistant Commissioner Tusha Penny said she first became aware of the matter last week, and police were making enquiries.

“Police would like to hear from anyone with information which could assist us on this, or any other issue which may be relevant to the original investigation.”

Anna Osborne, whose husband Milton died at Pike, said she wanted to know why the company responsible for the mine had their hands on evidence like the missing cabinet piece.

“All I can say is it’s a good thing we fought so hard for re-entry and re-investigation, because with each day it’s clear there’s more that New Zealand needs to know.”

Police still planned to complete a full forensic examination once the drift was fully recovered.

They decided in 2013 to leave the criminal investigation open until the scene could be examined. Any new evidence would be used to determine whether charges could be laid.

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Silent forest now in Fiordland’s Hollyford Valley – no birds – only cicadas & tourist traffic a local reports

Do not feed the Kea the sign above advises. Ironic isn’t it? They’ve been fed 1080  unfortunately by the very corporation which purports to protect them. We know 1080 kills every breathing organism (according to Dr Meriel Watts) so what else can we expect? Ten thousand birds in one drop a Landcare scientist has calculated for one of DoC’s drops. This is so not rocket science & yet here we have another sad testimony of the increasingly silent forests.  This one is from Carol Sawyer.

HOLLYFORD VALLEY, FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK, DEVASTATING AERIAL 1080 POISON DROP, OCTOBER 2017 – 18 MONTHS LATER, STILL DISASTROUS RESULTS – NO RECOVERY !

By Carol Sawyer

Yesterday I visited the Hollyford Valley in Fiordland. What a silent place, apart from the cicadas and the tourist traffic. This road is dangerously busy. One rental car passed me on a double yellow line…this is standard.

FANTAIL PIC TE ARA. 1080S DESTROYED ALL FANTAILS AROUND GUNNS CAMP HV FIORDLAND
All of the fantails have gone from around Gunn’s Camp at Hollyford Valley, Fiordland, NZ  Photo: Te Ara

A recent survey found this narrow winding road has, on average, 150 buses and 1200 cars on it every day. Knob’s Flat is about to have a $30 million lodge put in by the Milford Development Co, so the influx is going to be even greater.

The toilets are so disgusting that I was told yesterday that some bus tour drivers stop and let their passengers toilet in the forest so they don’t have to deal with the assault on their senses. ( Attached is a photo Shane Wilson took of the toilets at The Divide, on the Hollyford Road, about a year ago. I was going to take a photo myself yesterday but the stench the minute I opened the door truly had me reeling backwards, so I didn’t. )

The 1080 drop in the Lower and Upper Hollyford Valleys in Fiordland, 5-6 October, 2017 has been an unmitigated disaster ! The area had never been 1080 poisoned before.

Read on….

RATS :

For many years, there has been a volunteer trapping programme in place around Gunn’s Camp on the Hollyford Road. Ninety-eight traps are set along approximately 20 kms of the Hollyford Road, back into the bush a bit, from Marian Corner to Humboldt Creek and for a couple of kilometres beyond the end of the road.

These traps are set approximately 200 metres apart, and they are cleared every three weeks, weather permitting. For years, these traps averaged a total of 6 to 12 rats every three weeks, all up.

After the 1080 drop, the next couple of trap clearances yielded very little. This is what one would expect immediately after an aerial 1080 drop.

Five months later, March 2018, the traps were cleared and contained 32 rats. Interestingly, some of the traps had two rats in them, which is apparently unusual.

The following weekend the tally was 24 rats. That equates to 54 rats in a period of 6 weeks, whereas prior to the drop one could have expected, at the most, 12 to 24 rats to be caught in that time.

Rats had NEVER been caught here in these numbers before !

Things have not improved. The latest trap clearance, February, 2019, yielded 19 rats and 7 stoats !!

( These results come from inside the Dept of Conservation itself, but I doubt that they would have seen the light of day if they were not exposed here ! DoC need to understand that not all their employees agree with their poisoning ways.)

BIRDS :

KAKA PHOTO. BIRDING NZ. SPECIES NRLY WIPED OUT BY 1080 IN HOLL VLY
Kaka almost wiped out in Hollyford Valley, Photo: Birding NZ

Gunn’s camp in the Hollyford was a Kaka haven. Twenty to forty Kaka were regularly seen there, and as many as fifty were counted on one occasion.

Moreporks ( Ruru ) abounded. One Morepork used to sit behind a generator shed there, and when the generator was turned off every night it then became very vocal. It was a loved ‘character’ of this special place.

All Kaka disappeared after the drop. Eighteen months later up to 3 Kaka have been seen and a Morepork was heard in the distance one night a while ago, according to regulars ( The “generator” Morepork was obviously killed by the poison. ) Fantails are gone.

I guess the DoC poisoners will be back again this year, for their biennial onslaught


COMMENT AT FACEBOOK ON THIS ARTICLE:

“Yes try finding birdlife in the Lindus Pass now days, it’s pretty much NON existent”

If you’ve noticed the same anywhere in NZ, please add your comments to our ‘Silent Forests’ page. Just let me know if you want anonymity or if I can add your name. Thank you.


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Photos at Hollyford Valley, Fiordland, NZ (Carol Sawyer)

  1. DoC’s Hollyford Valley Sign
  2. Hollyford River
  3. Hollyford Valley
  4. Hollyford River
  5. Gunn’s Camp

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NOTE: For further articles on 1080 use categories at left of the news page.

If you are new to the 1080 poisoning program, a must watch is Poisoning Paradise, the doco made by the GrafBoys (banned from screening on NZ TV, yet a 4x international award winner). Their website is tv-wild.com. Their doco is a very comprehensive overview with the independent science to illustrate the question marks that remain over the use of this poison. There are links also on our 1080 resources page to most of the groups, pages, sites etc that will provide you with further information to make your own informed decision on this matter.