Thursday, April 28, 2011

Poisoning Paradise selected in Japan Film Festival

Earlier this year the Japan Wildlife Film Festival requested Poisoning Paradise be entered into their festival.

The festival runs once every 2 years.
This from the JWFF website.....
"Holding its first festival in 1993, the festival is organized biennially - every odd year in Toyama prefecture, Japan. With the cooperation of Wildscreen in Bristol, U.K. and Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival in Wyoming, U.S.A., it has become the largest event of its kind in Asia and Pacific Rims. The festival receives over 400 film entries from over 40 countries and is attended by some 40 thousand members of the public who come from all over Japan."
We received this news today from the Japan Wildlife Film Festival...


Your film, Poisoning Paradise - Ecocide New Zealand, was chosen out of 359 films from 50 countries to be one of 30 films to be shown at the JWFF 2011...

International intervention may help New Zealand begin to understand the devastating effect the use of broad spectrum, ecosystem annihilating poisons like 1080 are having on our environment. 

There is not a single, credible scientific study that shows a benefit to any native species through the use of 1080 poison, not one. Yet this insane practice continues, and on a daily basis, so does the propaganda.
Bureaucrats continue to destroy our native heritage and wilderness areas and continue to use propaganda as their only crutch. 

Poisoning Paradise has won 2 awards, one in the UK and one in Ireland. It was nominated in another London festival prior to the 2 wins.

There are better ways. Our new documentary on the alternatives to 1080 will be released later this year.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

SPCA invite us to present to their South Island Inspectors

Last weekend SPCA flew Steve and I from Wanaka to Nelson, return, to talk to their South Island inspectors about the use of 1080 poison in New Zealand.

We used a Power Point presentation to discuss some of the issues, and also showed a recently edited dvd of a necropsy we conducted on one of the many deer we found in the recent Westland drop.
The footage spoke for itself, and clearly demonstrates the extensive suffering animals and birds endure before they die from 1080 poisoning.

We will be including some of the footage in our new doco that also explores the alternatives to the use of 1080 (that authorities continue to ignore), to be released later in the year.

It is clear to us that SPCA are becoming more informed, and more interested in the way 1080 is used to kill and maim wildlife in New Zealand. Good stuff, SPCA!