1080 Q & A

Test your 1080 knowledge. Scroll to bottom of page for answers.

1. WHAT IS 1080? 

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a. A biodegradable plant extract made from

black tea.

b. A synthesized compound with 1,080 secret ingredients.

c. A synthesized compound rated class 1    ‘extremely hazardous’ by World Health Organization.

d. A plant-derived pest poison that breaks down to salt and vinegar, like in flavoured potato chips (crisps).

 

2.  According to the Ministry of Health Permit Guidelines, 1080 can be aerially dropped:

a. 150 metres from schools (including kindergartens) and homes

and 50 metres from a water intake.SCCZEN_A_wta040705pf108001_300x200

b. 1 kilometre (.6 mile) from schools (including kindergartens) and homes and 1 kilometre from water intakes.

c. 2 kilometre from schools (including kindergartens) and homes and 2 kilometre from water intakes.

d. Only in remote areas that cannot be pest controlled by any other means.

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Answers:

1. WHAT IS 1080?

c. A synthesized compound rated class 1 ‘extremely hazardous’ by World Health Organization.

Though Forest and Bird representatives take salt and vinegar flavoured potato chips into schools, instructing students that salt and vinegar are the breakdown products of 1080, this is not chemically possible. Such propaganda also trivialises the danger of this lethal toxin.

1080 is not derived from plants. It is chemically synthesized by Tull Chemical in Alabama.

Some plants (non-native to New Zealand do contain some fluoroacetates as browsing defences; plants are not used to manufacture compound 1080.

2.  According to the Ministry of Health Permit Guidelines, 1080 can be aerially dropped:

a. 150 metres from schools (including kindergartens) and homes and 50 metres from a water intake.

Though New Zealanders and global visitors are told 1080 is only dropped in remote areas that cannot be ‘pest controlled’ by any other means, 1080 is in fact also widely used in proximity to farms and in well tracked areas that are easily managed in safe and humane ways.

2 comments

  1. Mary Donlon says:

    What tourism numbers you now enjoy will be seriously diminished once people around the world realize that the New Zealand government conducts mass poisonings. Tourists New Zealand for its’ beauty. Once they are exposed to the deaths that will occur from this widespread aerial poison dropping, they will reconsider their vacation destination, perhaps choosing some place more honorable and less CORRUPT.

  2. Mary Molloy says:

    So awfully true, clearly nz gOV HAS NO REGARD FOR ITS PEOPLE EVEN ITS CHILDREN – THEIR HEALTH IS THREATENED EVERY TIME 1080 IS USED

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