An Open Letter to all Members of the New Zealand Parliament

We call for an immediate halt to the planned aerial 1080 drops by Department of Conservation over Te Moengahau o Tametekapua and surrounding forests of Te Whai o te Ika, the Coromandel Peninsula.

DoC does not have the social licence to carry out this operation. According to their own research, an increasing majority of New Zealanders find "aerial poisoning unacceptable".  90% of New Zealanders support trapping, 89% support hunting as a means of pest control. ( IPSOS Survey 2016, p81-82)

References and Footnotes

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OIA request re lack of emergency response planning over storage of 23,700kg 1080 bait in the Whitianga CBD

February 24, 2018 Dear Penny Loomb, Thank you for your letter of 9th January 2018 saying you would forward my letter on to...