dead creatures collected from a beach likely the result of a 1080 poison drop — Waikanae Watch

by Carol Sawyer Here is a photo of a trailer load of dead creatures collected from Westport North Beach, the beach, by volunteers on Saturday, plus others [in the mosaic]. A notice appeared online yesterday: “On Behalf of DOC from the Buller District Council — There was a predator control operation in the Springs Junction […]

via dead creatures collected from a beach likely the result of a 1080 poison drop — Waikanae Watch

This year alone we are throwing enough 1080 poison on NZ to kill 85 million people – and we don’t even test our food for 1080 residues! — Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch

By Carol Sawyer Recent information from Animal Control Products Ltd is that DoC buy between 30% and 50% of their 1080 product every year, that OSPRI and regional councils account for another 40%, and (presumably) ZIP and Predator Free NZ account for the rest…. between 10% and 30%. As DoC have produced maps showing they […]

via This year alone we are throwing enough 1080 poison on NZ to kill 85 million people – and we don’t even test our food for 1080 residues! — Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch

WHY RESCUE HELICOPTERS ( PRIMARY, RELIEF, BACKUP, WHATEVER……..) SHOULDN’T BE USED IN 1080 POISON OPS — Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch

By Carol Sawyer There has been much discussion about the helicopters used in HeliOtago’s 1080 drops being also used as rescue helicopters for the Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust. Some people have said that toxic 1080 dust can not get into the helicopters because the blades push the dust down and away from the machines. I […]

via WHY RESCUE HELICOPTERS ( PRIMARY, RELIEF, BACKUP, WHATEVER……..) SHOULDN’T BE USED IN 1080 POISON OPS — Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch

A whole flock numbering hundreds of Kea wiped out in one 1080 drop – a farmer speaks out — Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch

By Carol Sawyer “I USED TO HAVE A HUGE FLOCK OF KEA AROUND MY FARM DOWN THE WEST COAST… ..and when they did a big 1080 drop, maybe 12 or 15 years ago, they completely wiped this flock of several hundred, possibly as many as a thousand, Kea out in one fell swoop. They were […]

via A whole flock numbering hundreds of Kea wiped out in one 1080 drop – a farmer speaks out — Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch

The NZ authorities entrusted with your safety are not alarmed by a claim in mainstream media that 1080 pellets are safe to eat — Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch

Recently, environmentalist David McDonald contacted HS Safety Compliance in concern over a recent article from Stuff where “Epro operations director Ian Roberts said if they [forestry workers] had touched or even eaten one of the baits it would not have harmed them.” (You can read that article at this link). David McDonald writes: “I demand […]

via The NZ authorities entrusted with your safety are not alarmed by a claim in mainstream media that 1080 pellets are safe to eat — Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch

Upcoming aerial 1080 drop, Luggate – ‘unjustifiable & very dangerous to community’ – an ag-pilot speaks out — Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch

UPCOMING AERIAL 1080 DROP, LUGGATE – UNJUSTIFIABLE AND VERY DANGEROUS TO COMMUNITY – AN AG-PILOT SPEAKS OUT By Carol Sawyer DUST CONTAMINATION: The immediate threat to Luggate township, (near Wanaka, Central Otago), is that the prevailing wind at this time of year comes straight down the valley to Luggate. See ag-pilot John Sarginson’s testimony here: […]

via Upcoming aerial 1080 drop, Luggate – ‘unjustifiable & very dangerous to community’ – an ag-pilot speaks out — Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch