SPCA calls for ban on 1080

The SPCA has issued a statement calling for a ban on the use of 1080, saying it causes “intense and prolonged suffering” to animals

By Rhonwyn Newson, Newshub

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The organisation is “deeply concerned” over the use of 1080, it says in a statement, adding it is working to achieve change.

The SPCA does not regard the lives of one species over another. However, it does recognise there is a concern regarding the impact of “so-called ‘pest’ animals,” the statement says.

“Sometimes it is necessary to capture certain animals or manage populations of species for various reasons, including biodiversity, conservation, and sustainability.

“In these instances, methods that are proven to be humane and effective should be used.”

The organisation is “deeply concerned” over the use of 1080, it says in a statement, adding it is working to achieve change.

The SPCA does not regard the lives of one species over another. However, it does recognise there is a concern regarding the impact of “so-called ‘pest’ animals,” the statement says.

“Sometimes it is necessary to capture certain animals or manage populations of species for various reasons, including biodiversity, conservation, and sustainability.

“In these instances, methods that are proven to be humane and effective should be used.”

The statement says the welfare of all animals – whether native or introduced – should be viewed equally.

“There should be greater emphasis on looking for solutions that would enable species who cannot be completely removed, to co-exist in the environment instead.”

But Forest & Bird disagree, calling SPCA’s statement “naive”, “misinformed” and inaccurate…READ MORE

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