1080 poison is a slow killer. When ingested (usually through baited food) the animal suffers a prolonged and horrific death. Herbivores take the longest to die - up to 44hrs, while carnivores can take up to 21hrs before finally succumbing to final effects of the poison. The speed of death is dependent on the rate of the animal’s metabolism.
My name is Paul Anderson and I am trying to spread awareness about this horrifically cruel poison in memory of so many dogs I have lost to the gruesomely horrific death that 1080 causes. Here is my beautiful Ben before and after 1080 got him. His death and those of my other dogs will haunt me until the day I die.
I have lost a large number of dogs and puppies over the years to slow and terrible deaths because of 1080 poison. I live nowhere near a vet and had no way of putting my dogs out of their misery which lasted for hours and hours. The only thing I could do was film them to show the world the agonising pain that death by 1080 causes. Even if I had been near a vet there is no antidote to 1080 poisoning.
My dogs were effectively tortured to death. As veterinarian Ralph Howard says, “1080 poison – it is like being electrocuted for 2 plus days”.
1080 (Sodium monofluoroacetate) is a cruel and indiscriminate poison used to 'remove' unwanted populations of animals. Banned in most countries, 1080 is still used liberally throughout Australia to control so-called 'pest' species.
Help me stop this indiscriminate killer of companion and native animals. Please sign this petition to get 1080 banned in Australia