I write in response to BIll O’Leary’s letter to you about the use of 1080 poison, he states that there is no evidence that 1080 poison is being used to kill deer and wild pigs in our national parks. The evidence is there, all he has to do is look for it. I think the problem is that NZDA and Fish and Game just don’t want to rock the boat when Doc first started using 1080 poison each pallet contained 2% of the poison to a possum or a rat only had to eat 4 or 5 pallets to die that horrible death and if a deer or pig was to eat a few pallets it would usually survive.
Then DoC came up with the idea if we increase the amount of poison we would kill deer and pigs so they increased the poison to 8% knowing that if a deer was to eat 3 or 4 pallets it would die.
So the evidence is there as plain as the nose on your face so for Doc to say they don’t target deer or pigs is total lies and for a large deer hunting organisation like NZDA and Fish and Game to sit back and let Doc get away with this is unforgivable.
We look back now and say how the hell did we let the ‘Nazis’ kill 6 million men woman and children in years to come, our great grandchildren will be looking back saying how the hell did our grandparents let this happen for so long.
No-one or no animal should have to die such an agonizing death when there is other ways to keep them under control.
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