STOP THE DROPS! SAVE ANIMALS FROM TORTUROUS 1080 POISON DEATHS.

  • By: Barry Eaton Paws 4 a Cause NZ
  • Target: Honourable Nick Smith (Min. for Environment); Hon. Nathan Guy (Minister for Primary Industries); Hon. Richard Prosser, MP; Hon. Maggie Barry (Minister of Conservations); Hon. Amy Adams (Minister for Justice); Hon. Nicky Wagner (Minister for Human Rights)

In the quiet of New Zealand forests, hidden from public view, tens of thousands of animals are dying. Screaming. Squealing. Writhing. Convulsing. Fluttering. Suffering. These animals have been poisoned by helicopter drops of lethal 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison baits.

These poison baits are dropped by New Zealand government to target rats, stoats and possums. But the poisons are indiscriminate, and can cruelly kill any animals who ingest baits or a poisoned carcass.

Animals killed include *wild deer, bleeding from body orifices, organs engorged, blood vessels bursting. *endangered parrots -kea (77% of monitored kea killed at N. Okarito; 40% at Fox Glacier); birds (morepork owls, flightless weka, kaka, falcons...); bees; intertebrates; wild pigs, goats, rabbits, hares, chamois (goat-antelope), tahr, wallabies. And on farms and rural residences, dogs, cats, sheep, cattle, and even horses succumb as bykill of the aerial poisoning war on 'pests'.

Forest and Bird states "1080 poisoning is a humane way to kill mammalian pests." 

See footage: Is 1080 humane? You decide.

Sign the petition if you believe 1080 is cruel and you want to STOP ANIMAL SUFFERING.

Follow updates at paws 4 a cause nz Facebookpaws 4 a cause nz webpage or Poisoning Paradise blog

For more informational viewing:

Is it ok to kill deer like this, NZ?

birds vs. 1080 poison

blue ducks and 1080 poison

Farmers speak out

1080 on a sheep farm

What is 1080 poison?

Poisoning Paradise documentary

Read: A Critical Look at Aerial-Dropped, Poison Laced Food in NZ's Forest Ecosystems

As concerned global citizens we urge you to institute an immediate moratorium of Compound 1080 that threatens life in the New Zealand ecosystem. The aerial spreading of hundreds of tons of poison baits kill animals in extremely inhumane ways, and present unacceptable risks to human health, New Zealand exports and tourism. We ask that you end the ecocide immediately. Recognize the rights of nature and citizens to a non-toxic environment. New Zealand has an unprecedented opportunity to be a world leader in clean green products and standards of humanity to all animals. Please support what the world is asking.

Update #12 years ago
Hearty thanks to all who have signed and shared the Stop the Drops Petition. Your comments and signatures for Stopping the Aerial Poisoning of Animals has now been sent to the New Zealand Parliament. To date, we have yet to have any response.

More lands (and animals) are targeted for poisoning than ever before. Your help in continuing to share this petition is deeply appreciated. The animals and birds urgently need your help.
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