2nd July, 2013-07
Farmers Against Ten Eighty wish to
congratulate the Animal Health Board, Tb Free NZ and Nait on
their new structure.
We look forward to a more
approachable, up-to date and science based education and
testing from OSPRI.
Farmers Against Ten Eighty are a New
Zealand wide group of progressive farmers, protecting the
environment without the use of blanket pesticides, rather
encouraging trapping and cyanide in bait stations. We
believe the bovine Tb problem can easily be solved and
favour PCR (DNA) testing and farmer education including,
recognising susceptible animals and removing them. We
encourage tighter movement controls of livestock and better
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Gordon Campbell: On Drone Strikes And Judith Collins‘ Last Stand
The news that a New Zealand citizen was killed last November in a US drone attack in Yemen brings the drones controversy closer to home.
To the US, drones are a legitimate response to the threat posed by the al Qaeda organisation and its franchisees... To the US, the drones carry the added advantage of not putting US troops at risk on the ground, and minimises the need for putting them in large numbers in bases in the countries concerned, always a politically sensitive point.
The counter-argument, well articulated by security analyst Paul Buchanan on RNZ this morning, is that this particular drone attack can be said to amount to an extra-judicial execution of a New Zealand citizen by one of our military allies, in circumstances where the person concerned posed no threat to New Zealand’s domestic security. More>>