1080 a horrorshow

Subject: 1080 a horrorshow
From: lorne <>
Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2001 09:45:25 +1000
I think the question should be... Do we really need 1080 at all???

In Tassie, near the Styx Valley, home of Eucalyptus Regnans, one of the
tallest flowering plants in the world, 1080 is laid down after
deforestation, so that ANY animal that wanders in will be killed.
Carrots have been spiked with 1080 and possums have eaten them and died
horrible deaths later. The poison turns an animals insides to mush and
the death is long and agonising. I've read accounts of farmer's dogs
eating 1080, and during their death throws, foaming on their masters,
and they in turn have been ill from the poison. It's unnecessary,
horrible stuff, that effects animals and humans.

And all in the name of progress. Now I don't have all the details, but
it goes something like this from what I've read... Smash down the trees,
napalm the ground so no plants grow back, lay down 1080, kill any
animals, send the eucalyptus to a mill, pulp it, turn it into chopsticks
and sell them to Japan's cities, where all chopsticks are thrown into
bins, not recycled. Our forests in Japan's garbage!

Thanks Howard and co. 

And we're the lucky country! 

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