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Graeme

Auckland, New Zealand

#1 Aug 16, 2008
To whom it may concern.



We need you to help.



I am part of a large group of people that are opposed to the aerial dropping of 1080 poison {sodium monofluoroacetate} over our land.

I live on the west coast of the South Island of New Zealand where 80% of this is dropped.



As you will know this is a very toxic poison; no one knows the long term effect it is having on the fish and other creatures in our lakes, streams and rivers and forests.



In a recent aerial 1080 drop between the Franz Josef glacier and Fox glacier, out of the 10 Keas (a unique alpine parrot) in the drop zone that the Department of Conservation had tagged with transmitters 6 were killed by 1080 poison. These birds are close to endangered and if there is another drop before their numbers build then we may lose that population all together.



Almost all birds will eat the cereal based poison. I know myself there has been a rapid decline in the numbers of native pigeons and bush robins; also the native owls and hawks that eat the 1080 poisoned dead mice, brush tailed possums and rodents.



As for the (introduced) ferrets and weasels that prey only on live animals and birds; it reduces their numbers little, then they have an even more devastating effect on what is left; not to mention the farm animals that die in agony. I have heard of dogs howling in pain and deer that have ripped the own stomach open with their antlers trying to rid themselves of the pain as they die.



The annual budget was 75 million dollars for the 1080 program for 2004 and 2005. I don’t want to know how much it is this year.

It is spread at a rate of about 30grams per hectare, which is I believe, very high.



Under the Environmental Risk Management Authority NZ guidelines it is only supposed to be spread this way on inaccessible terrain areas but we are finding poison pellets on our walk tracks, beaches, and in our waterways. Some of these waterways are used for human drinking water.



With poison pellets and dead carcasses in the water and on walk tracks and beaches it is having a bad very social effect on tourists and the general population.



We can no longer call ourselves a clean and green country.



No one knows the long term effect on the environment or the health of the people but my guess is that it will be like Agent Orange and the rest of the banned poisons.



It is our belief that a bounty system that rises in price as the numbers of possums fall would work a whole lot better.



The price paid to trappers by fur traders for a kilogram of fur is around NZ$100,{that’s fur from around 20 animals} so there is employment potential for many people not just big money for the few who are involved in the 1080 industry. Low possum numbers in 1080 treated areas currently make trapping uneconomic without some form of subsidy,(presently there is no subsidy) but we suggest the money being invested in spreading 1080 would be better spent subsidising trapping and it would be a lot safer for the environment.



We all know it is time to start caring for our world and all that is here,

To indiscriminately kill and cause prolonged suffering to any creatures is wrong no matter which type big or small.



We all know the effect man is having on the environment and I don’t want to be telling my grand children what the forest used to sound like. We have to stop this before it is too late.



I, we ask for you help.



Close the Tull chemical factory down.

Then come and see the beautiful country you have helped save.

You will be welcome.

Thank you for your time taken to read this.

I will do my best to answer any questions you may have.

Paul Murray

Wellington, New Zealand

#2 Aug 16, 2008
Hear, Hear!

The broad-scale, indiscriminate use of sodium monofluoroacetate (1080) by the New Zealand government contradicts the manufacturer's safety specifications. Aerially spreading 1080-laced baits over large areas of New Zealand's forest, national parks and bushland by the Department of Conservation and the Animal Health Board is dangerous, poorly thought out and irresponsible use of the toxin manufactured by Tull Chemical Co. The New Zealand government uses 1080 to kill possums, which are considered a pest in New Zealand and a vector of bovine tuberculosis. The indiscriminate aerial distribution of the poison in the process of killing possums, leads to the destruction of birds, insects, invertebrates, aquatic life and the pollution of soil, air and water. The practice is an environmental disaster and it must stop. This poison is not meant to be used in this way and many New Zealanders feel that the cavalier use of this Tull Chemical Company product by the New Zealand government will eventually result in litigation that may involve Tull Chemical Co. Please stop manufacturing this chemical, or at least make sure that the New Zealand government complies with the manufacturer's specifications when using it.
Kate Winters

New Zealand

#3 Aug 17, 2008
Tull Chemical Co owner, Mr Charles Wigley, says that sodium monofluroacetate is a natural toxin and that it does a lot of good. But he can say that because he makes this lethal poison synthetically and also makes a lot of money from our New Zealand government.
Ordinary New Zealanders are living with his poison, and witnessing the cruel and unnecessary deaths of our birds and wildlife. Your Compound 1080 is affecting the health of rural people and poisoning our land, our water, and our once-pristine environment for future generations. More than four tonnes of indiscriminate 1080 poison is aerially distributed over our small country each year. Soon our forests will be still, silent and New Zealand will become a toxic wasteland.
1080 is a crime against nature and the people who truly care. Many see the wrong but few are brave enough to speak out.
As Albert Einstein once said:
"The world is a dangerous place, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."

Long live the spirit of people such as Lea Cheatwood,(who's beautiful caring spirit passed on more than a year ago now.)
We care - we are speaking out! www.stop1080poison.com
Graeme

Auckland, New Zealand

#4 Aug 24, 2008
jewels

New Zealand

#5 Aug 25, 2008
HORRIFIC!:(
1080 is terrible1 i absoulutely hate it. it kills ALL our native birds AND pets, isn't it gross?!
i mean... how long will it be before nz's most inquisitive parrott (kea) becomes extinct?!
jewels

New Zealand

#6 Aug 25, 2008
we need your help now!!!!!

NEVER SUPPORT 1080!
I'M ONLY 11 BUT THAT DOESNT MEAN U SHOUDN'T LISTEN 2 ME!
1080 is WRONG!!!!!!!!!!
jewels

New Zealand

#7 Aug 25, 2008
NO ACTUALLY IM FROM NELSON BAYS. new zealand is no longer a lovely country!
Britts Beckwith

Palmerston North, New Zealand

#8 Sep 2, 2008
Silent foests. Silent because of decades of unrelenting predation by rats, stoats, mice, ferrets, cats and POSSUMS or silent forests caused by 1080? Before making a illinformed bias judgement, I did some research. I am in favour of 1080 in the absence of real alternatives. eg. After 1080 aerial drop nesting success rose 61% in robin and tomtit populations in Pureroa National park, fledlings per pair increased 0.4 to 3.7. Affects are evident ie. Six members of one kea population on the West Coast- lose some to win some more? No doubt coasters are upset introduced wild game dead after drops ie. deer, dogs cant be walked in bush and Dairy farmers driving around in BMW's. That is their livihood and DOC have not communicated clearly the positive outcomes the next breeding season of native birds. Ignorance on both behalfs. Different solution needed Yes I agree, but where is it? We cannot afford to do nothing with a possum population of over 70million eating our precious native flaura and fauna (732 1kg shopping bags per second!). 1080 should only be temporary,but I believe we should put more energy into hunting for solutions rather than opposing it!
Geoff G Wellington

Auckland, New Zealand

#9 Sep 4, 2008
The rare NZ Falcon and Harrier Hawks are killed as a result of 1080. The 1080 kills small animals like rats, mice and rabbits as well as birds. The harrier hawks, NZ falcon and moreporks normally feed on the rats, mice and rabbits and when these are gone they eat carrion. The carrion is dead opossums, rabbits etc killed by 1080 and this kills the beautiful hunting birds.

The death is a slow painful death for the animals and the birds. A dog that ate an opossum killed by 1080 jumped into the fire in a bush hut to escape the pain.

New Zealand is not a land that is clean and green. It has tonnes of poisoned carrot and cereal in the bush.

People using 1080 flaunt safety requirements at will. Anyone else flaunting the safety standards would be heavily penalised.

Visitors should stay clear of New Zealand to keep themselves safe.
t jk

Auckland, New Zealand

#10 Oct 6, 2008
1080's gud shit chuck it evrywhere
logan de ridder

New Zealand

#11 Feb 18, 2009
t jk, you are an idiot.To anyone out there please help NZ to grow up, be responsible,and stop throwing a deadly toxin around "clean green NZ" from a helicopter no less than lolly scramble style!!! To tourism NZ "1080% unpure" sue me
Colleen Parsons

New Zealand

#12 Aug 18, 2009
The use of this poison brings disgrace upon the New Zealand nation.

Perhaps the people who authorise the use of 1080 and distribute it should be made to watch the horrific agony they are inflicting on God's creatures. If that doesn't stop them, they should be found criminally insane and put out of harms way.
jackson bradley

New Zealand

#13 Aug 23, 2009
its shit we should blow doc to bits
janita

Christchurch, New Zealand

#14 Feb 19, 2010
Nothing should suffer the agony of a 1080 death... not even a possum. It is cruel and inhumane. I lived under three years of aerial pesticide spray in west Auckland. I know how irresponsible the govt can be. Low flying planes sprayed school children eating their lunches. I know that people died as a direct result of this programme. Our govt (in my opinion) are killers.
loupgarous

Denver, CO

#15 Mar 30, 2010
I hate to say it, because I know that compound 1080 can cause a nasty, painful death - worse than cyanide, which at least is fairly fast - but New Zealanders who oppose the dropping of 1080 on their country should change their government.

Otherwise, NZ government will just get their 1080 from factories in India which make it, or use another cheap, painful, non-selective toxin like parathion or cyanide. Putting Tull Chemical Company out of business won't solve your problem. Changing your government will.
Janita

Christchurch, New Zealand

#17 Mar 31, 2010
I wonder whether changing the govt would make any difference. National drafted the legislation that makes blanket spraying of pesticide over cities legal. National carried out a aeven month programme. Labour carried out a programme that spanned three years. Our Biosecurity Act is unchanged, but our govt has changed twice.

I don't know so much about 1080 - my research is mostly on Foray 48B, but the forces behind these programmes seem to be driving the govt - rather than the other way round. Someone is making a lot of money - it is in their interests to keep these programmes going.
stuart

Hamilton, New Zealand

#18 Apr 6, 2010
i love wildlife and birds butthe scant regard for animal creulty and our planet makes me so upset http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed...
please do something someone
Kate

Auckland, New Zealand

#19 Jun 21, 2010
1080 is a huge money-go-round for New Zealand government bureaucrats - no matter which party is in power the bureaucrats rule and 1080 poisons all!
Four tablespoons per annum is used in the whole of the US (in livestock protection collars), FOUR TONNES per annum is broadcast from helicopters over the tiny country of NZ.
The only thing that will stop the indiscriminate and senseless aerial application of this lethal Class A poison over our bush, forest and farmland is pressure from overseas consumers of our "clean green???" produce or our own Maori people.
1080 is poisoning our land - Mother Earth (Papatuanuku), our water - our life force, and our kai (food.) Our children of the future will suffer for our thoughtless actions. This stupidity must stop - before its too late!
Killjoy

Nelson, New Zealand

#20 Jul 20, 2011
So the hunters are complaining because there are no possums for them to trap? Excuse me, the possum is supposed to be a pest and the many fur companies that have sprung up in recent years are touting possum fur as being an environmentally friendly product because we need to get rid of them! Make your minds up, is the possum a pest, or is it a source of income? It's time people realised that buying possum fur garments is doing absolutely nothing to rid NZ of the possum; all it does it provide an income for the hunters and profits for the furriers. If it's a question of which is more humane, 1080 or traps, neither are. Both are horrendously cruel if you happen to be the victim (oh yes, native birds and small mammals fall victim to the traps too) and we should be pushing the government to find a humane solution to the possum problem. How difficult is it to develop a bait that will cause infertility but will not harm the animal? Can you hear me over the roar of the hunters and furriers?
Janita

Dunedin, New Zealand

#21 Jul 20, 2011
I will do whatever I can to stop this. Let's start with voting out the politicians who allow this.
Graeme wrote:
To whom it may concern.
We need you to help.
I am part of a large group of people that are opposed to the aerial dropping of 1080 poison {sodium monofluoroacetate} over our land.
I live on the west coast of the South Island of New Zealand where 80% of this is dropped.
As you will know this is a very toxic poison; no one knows the long term effect it is having on the fish and other creatures in our lakes, streams and rivers and forests.
In a recent aerial 1080 drop between the Franz Josef glacier and Fox glacier, out of the 10 Keas (a unique alpine parrot) in the drop zone that the Department of Conservation had tagged with transmitters 6 were killed by 1080 poison. These birds are close to endangered and if there is another drop before their numbers build then we may lose that population all together.
Almost all birds will eat the cereal based poison. I know myself there has been a rapid decline in the numbers of native pigeons and bush robins; also the native owls and hawks that eat the 1080 poisoned dead mice, brush tailed possums and rodents.
As for the (introduced) ferrets and weasels that prey only on live animals and birds; it reduces their numbers little, then they have an even more devastating effect on what is left; not to mention the farm animals that die in agony. I have heard of dogs howling in pain and deer that have ripped the own stomach open with their antlers trying to rid themselves of the pain as they die.
The annual budget was 75 million dollars for the 1080 program for 2004 and 2005. I don’t want to know how much it is this year.
It is spread at a rate of about 30grams per hectare, which is I believe, very high.
Under the Environmental Risk Management Authority NZ guidelines it is only supposed to be spread this way on inaccessible terrain areas but we are finding poison pellets on our walk tracks, beaches, and in our waterways. Some of these waterways are used for human drinking water.
With poison pellets and dead carcasses in the water and on walk tracks and beaches it is having a bad very social effect on tourists and the general population.
We can no longer call ourselves a clean and green country.
No one knows the long term effect on the environment or the health of the people but my guess is that it will be like Agent Orange and the rest of the banned poisons.
It is our belief that a bounty system that rises in price as the numbers of possums fall would work a whole lot better.
The price paid to trappers by fur traders for a kilogram of fur is around NZ$100,{that’s fur from around 20 animals} so there is employment potential for many people not just big money for the few who are involved in the 1080 industry. Low possum numbers in 1080 treated areas currently make trapping uneconomic without some form of subsidy,(presently there is no subsidy) but we suggest the money being invested in spreading 1080 would be better spent subsidising trapping and it would be a lot safer for the environment.
We all know it is time to start caring for our world and all that is here,
To indiscriminately kill and cause prolonged suffering to any creatures is wrong no matter which type big or small.
We all know the effect man is having on the environment and I don’t want to be telling my grand children what the forest used to sound like. We have to stop this before it is too late.
I, we ask for you help.
Close the Tull chemical factory down.
Then come and see the beautiful country you have helped save.
You will be welcome.
Thank you for your time taken to read this.
I will do my best to answer any questions you may have.

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