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1080 use – is it justified? Scientists respond

Peter Griffin posted in on November 13th, 2009.

Groups who want 1080 banned in New Zealand are preparing for nationwide protests this Sunday. 1080, or sodium fluoroacetate, is a pesticide used to kill pests such as possums and rats. Using 1080 to control invasive predators helps protect native bird species from extinction and reduces tuberculosis spreading across livestock. Aerial drops scatter carrot and […]

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