.... "So the general attitude among the public is “if a little poison’s good, a lot’s better.” But even a little second-generation rodenticide kills nontarget wildlife.
Both first- and second-generation rodenticides prevent blood from clotting by inhibiting vitamin K, though the second-generation products build to higher concentrations in rodents and are therefore more lethal to anything that eats them."
..Consider the experience of Jeannine Altmeyer, a retired opera singer from the small south-coast town of Ojai, California. She had a major rat infestation because her 2.5-acre property is surrounded by orange and avocado farms. So in 2009 she hired a licensed exterminator. “These guys came every month for three years,” she told me. “There were far fewer rats for the first two years, but last winter we had a horrible infestation. Every night I’d see at least five rats crawling on the chicken coop. The company put out these tamper-proof boxes. Then on August 3, 2012, my beautiful, five-year old golden retriever, Franz, was acting strange. His gums were snow white; back then I didn’t know what that meant. He weighed 90 pounds. We had to carry him downstairs on a sheet, and he died on the way to the vet’s. Franz was a wonderful dog. I had a necropsy done; they found brodifacoum.”
Protecting Paradise Review by J James A review of a book that was written to silence a movement voicing valid concerns poisoning the ecosystem and waterways of NZ
....".....What Dave Hansford and others are talking about when they say that 1080 is found naturally in some plants, is potassium fluoroacetate, NOT sodium fluoroacetate or Sodium monofluoroacetate. - The two are different compounds and should not be confused especially by a science writer, who is writing a book that supports its use when so many people are pointing out its dangers. This appears to be a deliberate mischief, and dangerously misleading ...".... More here
..“…in the process of elimination the doctors think it is definitely some sort of poising within the boar itself so maybe the boar has consumed poison before it was shot down and so whatever was in its blood has found itself in to theirs ….”…With the recent case of poisoned pig meatcausing serious health affects in three members of one New Zealand family the world is watching and asking are we seeing a new form of botulism?
\https://www.infonews.co.nz/news.cfm?id=114854 By Jenese James
How DoC and the Police are handling the incident in Whitianga is most bizarre! In Nelson one of the bird reserve's hired thugs displayed strange, aggressive behaviour. We didn't bite so he proceeded to exert his power by writing down all the car number plates parked legally on Brook St. I made an OIA request with the police (2/11/2017) to inquire of the ‘allegedly spilt fuel’. One of my questions “Did the Police contact the Fire Department at the time when this spill was discovered? If not, why not? I've since heard 1,300 litres of fuel were leaked. “ They were at the scene when this was discovered. I haven’t heard back - silence. Watch here video of aerial brodifacoum protest - Brook Valley (includes overshoot of camp) The modus operandi around poison drops seem to be to hire thugs that provoke or assault. Then they run to the media with allegations which are followed by silence. We know in Nelson that the whole poison operation had several components that did NOT adhere to…