The SPCA has issued a statementcalling for a ban on the use of 1080, saying it causes “intense and prolonged suffering” to animals
By Rhonwyn Newson, Newshub

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The organisation is “deeply concerned” over the use of 1080, it says in a statement, adding it is working to achieve change.
The SPCA does not regard the lives of one species over another. However, it does recognise there is a concern regarding the impact of “so-called ‘pest’ animals,” the statement says.
“Sometimes it is necessary to capture certain animals or manage populations of species for various reasons, including biodiversity, conservation, and sustainability.
“In these instances, methods that are proven to be humane and effective should be used.”
The organisation is “deeply concerned” over the use of 1080, it says in a statement, adding it is working to achieve change.
The SPCA does not regard the lives of one species over another. However, it does recognise there is a concern regarding the impact of “so-called ‘pest’ animals,” the statement says.
“Sometimes it is necessary to capture certain animals or manage populations of species for various reasons, including biodiversity, conservation, and sustainability.
“In these instances, methods that are proven to be humane and effective should be used.”

The statement says the welfare of all animals – whether native or introduced – should be viewed equally.
“There should be greater emphasis on looking for solutions that would enable species who cannot be completely removed, to co-exist in the environment instead.”
But Forest & Bird disagree, calling SPCA’s statement “naive”, “misinformed” and inaccurate…READ MORE

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This makes no sense to me.  Far be it for me to tell NZealanders how to control their masses but this smells like the theater of corporate war-fare lost under the guise of do-gooderism to me.  My guess is that somebody's patent is up and they do not want anybody to profit from generic production.  It is an age-old business practice. 

In The Anarky, the SPCA takes bribes from competing pest poison companies to push for the out-lawing of their competitors' products followed by the enthusiastic endorsement of their own replacement product. 

I agree it seems suspicious to call for the banning of 1080 without offering a better alternative. What is the game they are playing, it is clear neither organisation really truly cares for the environment. Forest & Bird attacking SPCA only serves to turn people off both organisations, in the end our forests are going eerily quiet as the 1080 poison kills off pests as well as our precious native birds. Why have they not come forward with a plan for us all to work together towards a solution? 

The SPCA sure took their time to finally come out with this statement ...

I also felt a bit of caution on hearing this news

I fear the alternative technology will include frequency medicine - ie kill rats (and others) with frequency traps in our lovely quiet frequency free bush.

Osama Bin Laden kills - no need for us to bomb new zealand !!! they are bombing themselves with 1080 poison

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THE SPCA’S BEEN ROUNDLY CENSURED FOR DARING TO SUGGEST THAT DEATH B...

Gareth Morgan's share in the gravy train that is 1080.

...I was suspicious too on SPCA, it taking them a very long time to weigh in. Has to be more to it alright.

Has to be Danielle!

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