Please Ask New Zealand to Stop the Mass Poisoning of Animals
The New Zealand Department of Conservation is dropping huge quantities of 1080—a notoriously cruel poison and an indiscriminate killer—into forests and wetlands to kill feral cats, possums, rats, and other animals deemed to be “invasive.” Dogs and “nontarget” wildlife can also suffer after consuming the poison or the bodies of poisoned animals. 1080 causes disorientation, diarrhea, vomiting, convulsions, and slow agonizing deaths, which can take more than 24 hours. Although PETA was advised by officials that alternatives are being explored, we understand that the poisoning campaign continues.
More information on 1080 can be found here.
Please politely urge New Zealand Department of Conservation officials to halt the use of 1080—and please forward this message widely!
WHOM TO CONTACT
firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com
The Honorable Kate Wilkinson
Minister of Conservation
Department of Conservation
Dear Honorable Wilkinson and Director-General Morrison,
I am gravely disturbed to learn of the deliberate poisoning of animals in New Zealand, and in particular, those poisoned with 1080; it is my understanding that 1080 is being used to kill feral cats, possums, rats, and other animals deemed to be “invasive”, although dogs and “nontarget” wildlife can also suffer after consuming the poison or the bodies of poisoned animals.
This is not an isolated incidence and factually represents an ongoing campaign conducted by the New Zealand Department of Conservation, and I am respectfully requesting that alternative, non-lethal methods of population control be implemented instead. Indeed, 1080 is a horribly torturous method of death, causing pain, convulsions, seizures, and a lengthy sickness, and should be immediately ceased.
It is impossible to contemplate supporting any country, via tourism or commerce, that excuses such blatant animal cruelty. As such, please provide immediate relief for these innocent animals and instead be a representation of animal compassion and strive to foster an ideal whereby animals are respected and empathized.
I know your time is limited and I thank you for your attention to this urgent issue.
1080 a number
a toxic a poison
that kills all
it is the gift
that keeps giving
a world of endless
please stop resorting
and playing the
sadist and fool
Karen Lyons Kalmenson