A lot is talked about 1080 science - from both sides of the debate.
There is also much misinformation broadcast.
When it comes to statistics, it seems that anyone can achieve results proving them correct, so long as only limited information
is taken from studies.
Here we have some links to several scientific papers and related websites.
We encourage you to research the science for yourself and make up your own mind about the sense - or non-sense of aerial
1080 poisoning, and the wisdom, or stupidity, of allowing it to continue.
In the past, promoters of 1080 poison have stated that this lethal substance dissolved into harmless
substances in water, therefore an animal could not be poisoned by drinking from a stream or
puddle containing 1080 bait. Forest & Bird liken this deadly poison to Salt and Vinegar. Maybe we
should believe their fairy story for schoolchildren:
Original 1080 product label from the U.S. Note (above) the disposal
precautions for a product containing only 1% Compound 1080.
" I nga wa o mua" - The past informs the present.
" Foresight should be sought as hindsight is dearly
A study by U.S. scientists,
Pat & Quinn Whiting O'Keefe.
Animal Control Products Ltd. Wanganui, NZ.
SAFETY DATA SHEET
May be fatal if swallowed. Wear waterproof gloves when using
1080. Wash hands after handling solution or animals that have
been contaminated with 1080. Do not use poisoned or
contaminated animals for food or feed.
This product is toxic to most wildlife. Birds and mammals
feeding on carcasses of contaminated animals may be killed.
Take measures to minimise the chance of baits entering any
body of water.
Apply the product only as specified by its label directions.
Where practicable, the exposed bodies of all poisoned animals
should be collected and destroyed by complete burning or deep
burial at a landfill approved for hazardous wastes. Dried
carcasses may remain dangerous to dogs or cats for an
A paper by Sean Weaver PhD.
Ref. NZ Journal of Ecology.
Scientific study by Eason & Turk.