Ecocide – Toxic #1080 Drop Poisons Mother and Daughter

What does a New Zealander, or indeed a tourist do when they suspect 1080 poisoning has occurred? Harden up? Hope for the best? Believe that “she’ll be right?” Or perhaps go to the GP who, in the case of the two sisters caught in 1080 dust during their picnic, “didn’t really know how to deal…

This is What ‘Predator Free New Zealand’ Looks Like

A video of the results of a recent large scale drop of 1080 bait near Lake Taupo. “people are drawing their water from this creek”… and deer carcasses litter the landscape… poisoned carcasses are left to decompose in streams. The bodies are toxic and can kill… 20 species of native birds feed on the pellets,…

New Zealand’s Land Care Research and DOC Editing Wikpedia’s Sodium Fluoroacetate (1080) Page

We’ve discovered that computer equipment registered to Landcare Research’s internet server has been used to edit Wikipedia pages. Landcare Research (Māori: Manaaki Whenua) is one of New Zealand’s Crown Research Institutes. The focus of the research at this company is the environment, biodiversity, and sustainability. It now operates as a government-owned company rather than as…

Angora Rabbit Shearing in New Zealand, $75 bucks.

You may’ve already seen PETA’s horrific video of live Angora rabbits being plucked in China (warning this video is very graphic). . The abominable treatment of these rabbits has caused shockwaves around the world and PETA has called on retailers and consumers to stop buying Angora products. New Zealand has got something of a reputation…

100% Pure NZ to Release Genetically Modified Frankenpossums

New Zealand’s 100% pure reputation took another hit today with the news that its conservation body is considering releasing generations of genetically mutated possums in to the wild. “The Department of Conservation is pursuing research into mutant possums which produce infertile male babies… One such tool being developed by Landcare Research and Otago University was…