Ban 1080 from New Zealand

Ban 1080 from New Zealand

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Violet Ansley started this petition to Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand has used 1080 poison since the late 1950's to exterminate pests such as the common brush tail possum, stoats, and rats. It is dropped from helicopters into the bush where pests eat it and die long, painful deaths. Although not only does it kill pests, but it has been discovered to kill our native birds. As a country, we are the largest buyers of 1080 and use nearly over 80% of the worlds supply.

1080 is an extremely slow and painful death lasting from up to 16 hours. Four hours from being poisoned, a possum will have muscle spasms, and terminal convulsions. This is a horrible way to die, and not even possums and all the other pests that threaten our environment deserve this. The whole point of 1080 is to exterminate the pests that are killing our Native animals and wildlife, yet it is killing our Native animals too, so whats the point? It has been proven that there are more effective ways to exterminate pests, like trapping for example. 

Environmental activists have been fighting for years to ban 1080, and i believe we can make a difference in our environment by putting a ban on it. People come to New Zealand and think what a great, clean environment we live in, but they don't know that we are cruelly killing our on animals.

To protect our native animals and our environment, we need to ban 1080 poisoning while we can, before we have no environment left to protect. Sign this petition, and you can make a difference in New Zealand.

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