Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Animal Ethics paper - a must read!
Whether you support 1080, or abhor it, this short scientific analysis on the humaneness of 1080, is a must read!
It was part of the ERMA review, like many other important papers, but mattered little, like so many other important papers.
However, the statement in the Discussion section is worthy of comment....
"The Application for the Reassessment of 1080 indicates that 1080 brings
significant benefits to other species, especially at the population level, and to
livestock health, without significant environmental risks."....
This comment is consistent with unfounded statements supporting the use of 1080, in the ERMA review. The truth is, there is not a single credible, scientific study that shows a net population benefit to any native species through the use of aerially applied 1080 poison. And conversely, the evidence points to much harm being done.
Please click on the link above.