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Deer Mass Poisoned - Lake Taupo Farmer Speaks Out

Deer Mass Poisoned - Lake Taupo Farmer Speaks Out

On the 3rd Of July 1080 poison bait was spread across 50,000 hectares of the Hauhungaroa Ranges, which are situated on Western Bays of Lake Taupo.

Beef and sheep farmer Lance Aldrige was informed by a farm hand that he had found four poisoned deer laying on the farm four days after the aerial operation was completed. A field trip was arranged so that Waikato Regional Councillors could be shown the impacts of the resource consents their Council issues.

Many more poisoned deer were found as the group made their way around the farm and bush edges. Lance Aldridge has had to endure the impacts of aerial poison drops for over 30 years " This is the sort of thing a lot of people don't see. They do the drops, and they walk away. They never see the aftermath like we see." He goes on to explain on camera how the operations are difficult to live and work around.

Over 100,000 kilos of poison bait was spread across the forests in this single operation.. The "Toxin Flight Lines" charts, released by Waikato Regional Council, show that the poisonous baits were dropped directly into almost all streams within the forested areas. The streams all flow into Lake Taupo.

Click here to view the video clip of the incident ... https://youtu.be/CKBHIop0riw

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