Game Animal Council Condemns 1080 Threat
Game Animal Condemns 1080 Threat
“The Game Animal Council condemns attempts to blackmail New Zealand into stopping the use of 1080 poison” said Don Hammond, Chairman of the New Zealand Game Animal Council.
The use of 1080 poison has been controversial throughout its history with many groups and individuals being opposed to its use. There has been a significant increase in its use over the last year largely due to the Battle for our Birds programme.
“However, regardless of your thoughts on the use of 1080, threats to babies, children, key industries and trading partners are criminal actions and those perpetrating them need to be brought to justice” said Don Hammond.
“We are appealing to everyone in the hunting sector to be vigilant and if they can provide any information regarding those responsible for making these threats they should contact the Police or the Game Animal Council”.