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Petition to Minister for Agriculture, Australian Pesticides & Veterinary Medicines Authority, Scott Morrisson

Demand a Ban on 1080 This is How Creatures Die

 Please meet Rex  Betty, and Kenya. 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. Rex's death was drawn out and  was observed by his owners who were unable to help him. 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. Kenya and 11 other camp dogs had a similar fate, no signs, no warnings. Baiting took place in a remote community, 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 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" yet it's handed out like lollypops Label warnings are not complied with, any Tom Dick and Harry can get it and use it. Wildlife suffer the same cruel and inhumane fate, including many endangered species. So called "target specific" baiting is a myth. As is the myth 1080 is derived from a plant. It is a toxin in powder form made in USA and China and imported by tonne to Australia and NZ. 1080 is a poison with no known antidote. It kills all breathing creatures and has the capacity to kill humans. In humans, symptoms include pains in the chest, nausea, vomiting, respiratory distress and frothing of the mouth, coma.  1080 does not discriminate.  Propoganda published by the pesticide makers, people who like 1080,  is that 1080 is derived from a plant, this is a lie, 1080 is a synthetically produced compound, a fluffy white powder that is so dangerous it has been noted as a security risk by GOAC. 1080 is a potential risk to human health. 1080 should be banned from any use in Australia.  

Marilyn Nuske
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