1080 is an odourless, colourless and tasteless poison that inflicts a slow and painful death on any animal unfortunate enough to ingest it - and right now the NSW Government is rolling out its biggest 1080 baiting program yet.
An animal that ingests 1080 poison will suffer a slow, agonising death, that starts with vomiting, anxiety, disorientation and shaking, followed by frenzied running, screaming fits, and seizures which can last up to 48 hours before their eventual death.
Australia is one the last places in the world that still uses 1080. It has been banned and is no longer used in most countries, including the United States, and has even been considered a potential ‘weapon of mass destruction’ in warfare. It’s time Australia joined the rest of the world and banned the use of this cruel poison.
The use of 1080 poison is cruel, dangerous, and irresponsible - and it must be banned.