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Open Letter to Dr. Jan Wright, Part Two

Open Letter to Dr. Jan Wright, Part Two

Dear Dr. Wright,

On 4 February 2014, my open letter to you was published by Scoop News. I wish to acknowledge that following my second email (asking that you spearhead an independent televised investigative panel into the contentious 1080 poison topic), I received a personal email from you,. You assured me that all my concerns were thoroughly researched in your original investigation, and covered in your report. After assessing the evidence about 1080 and its alternatives, you "concluded that 1080 poison is an effective and safe means of controlling possums, rats and stoats in our native forests." You "stand by that conclusion," and "welcome the Government's proposed response to the mast expected this year." As promised, I am hereby publishing your response.

I am deeply concerned, Dr. Wright, that your advisers may have failed in their proper duty of care to "provide robust independent advice that influences decisions" as mandated by your office [statement of intent 2.2 Mission and values].

Given the busyness of your duties, a simple yes/no to the following questions would be appreciated. These answers will be shared with the public.

1. As part of the robust independent advice:

a. Did you or your advisors meet with F. A. T. E. (Farmers Against Ten Eighty)? Yes or No

b. Did you meet with the chairman and representatives of New Zealand Wildlands Biodiversity Society, Inc. or Environmentally Safe Pest Control (that submitted over 400 pages to the ERMA hearing?) Yes or No

c. Did you consult with leaders of all the anti-1080 groups from each area of New Zealand? Yes or No


2. Have you personally witnessed the complete effects of 1080 poison on a variety of large and small animals (live, or video)? yes or no

3. Are you aware that NZ Veterinarians verify that at least 65 New Zealand dogs are poisoned annually by 1080 poison? yes or no

4. Have you watched the European award-winning documentary, Poisoning Paradise, Ecocide New Zealand in its entirety? yes or no

5. Do you support the TeAroha Declaration and the rights of New Zealanders and wildlife to a non-toxic environment? yes or no

Deepest thanks for your time and consideration,
Janice Schofield Eaton

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