We Demand a Ban on 1080 in Australia

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 Please meet Rex  Betty, and Kenya.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_1iHJQWgy4&feature=youtu.be

On 11 April 2014, Rex died a painful death after eating  a Sodium Monofluoroacetate (1080) poisoned bait, in his suburban backyard in Collie, Western Australia. Tests undertaken  showed 1080 dry baits caused the death. Betty and Kenya met the same fate. Betty died before her young owners eyes, the family had stopped in the outback, no signs, no warnings about 1080.

Malu (pictured)  and 11 other camp dogs had a similar fate, no signs, no warnings. Baiting took place in a remote community near Indulkana,  with absolutely no regard for local populations. Graziers have no regard for others when it comes to 1080 baiting. Thousands of companion animals die each year in Australia from 1080 poison, many go unreported because it is so distressing for the owners to observe. A long, painful death.

How safe are humans? If a bird or fox can carry a bait 2 K (APVMA Review Findings 2008) how safe are we? APVMA tell us 1080 is too dangerous " for the general public". 

Wildlife suffer the same cruel and inhumane fate, including many endangered species. Wallabies, Quoll, and Australia's Apex Terrestrial Predator the Dingo. The fate of the Australian Dingo, our top order predator is under question mark. It is the Dingo that will maintain ecological balance, control outbursts of breeding of foxes and feral cats, yet is also targeted. 

All fall victim to 1080. So called "target specific" baiting is misleading and false. Many domestic dogs die from secondary poisoning. 

1080 IS NOT MADE FROM A NATIVE PLANT!

The misleading claim 1080 is derived from a plant is false.  It is a synthetic powder  made in USA, China and now New Zealand. It is imported to Australia to make 1080 baits for use as a pesticide.

There are many viable alternatives to 1080, all commonly used around the world. We do not need to have a Schedule 7 Poison spread across our countryside. Enough is enough. 

1080 is a potential risk to human health.

1080 should be banned from any use in Australia.