[Marxism] 1080 and the fight to save New Zealand's wildlife

Philip Ferguson philipferguson8 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 12 21:50:51 MDT 2018

Along New Zealand roadsides, especially on the South Island’s west coast,
are hammered hand painted signs. “1080 poisons our water”, “Kea killed in
1080 drop”, “1080 kills everything”.

The  accused 1080 is an organic salt, sodium monofluoraetate. First
developed as a rodent killer during World War II by the US Fish and
Wildlife Service, 1080 has since been in wide use for vertebrate pest
control. The substance is spread in New Zealand today by the Department of
Conservation (DOC), aimed at killing rodents preying on native plants and

Some opponents claim 1080 does more harm than good, others say the
substance does no good at all and should be forever banned.

Protecting Paradise is a comprehensive overview of wildlife conservation’s
state and staunch defence of 1080 use. . .

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