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<b>LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY</b> - Closed ePetition Details

LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY - Closed ePetition Details

Ban 1080 poison and aerial culling of animals in NSW

Petitioner: Mr Anthony Gavan | Member: Greenwich, Alex | No. of Signatories: 1,404 | Date closed: 13/07/2021
To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly, This petition calls on the NSW Parliament to ban the use of 1080 poison and aerial culling in NSW.  Sodium fluoroacetate, commonly called 1080, is a poison used to kill animals. This poison is non selective and results in the death of varied species of animals from native dingos, domestic  dogs, birds and other animals. It is colourless, odourless, and tasteless and is therefore easily ingested by companion animals as well as native species. Its victims – intended or otherwise – experience a slow, agonising death.   1080 is toxic to all living species, including microbes, plants, insects, birds, and humans. In mammals, it causes birth defects, reduced fertility, and damage to the reproductive system, brain, heart, and other organs. Anecdotal evidence indicates that its use may be linked to an increased risk of developing cancer.   1080 has been banned for use inmost countries in the world, except Australia and a few other nations. Aerial culling is the practice of shooting animals from an unstable helicopter which flies fast over head the animal, while they try and shoot the animal from the unstable circling helicopter. This type of shooting results in a high rate of injury and often results in the injured animal escaping and suffering a long and painful death.    I ask that if you care about the humane treatment of animals please sign this petition to end this painful and barbaric method of killing. We ask the Legislative Assembly to ban 1080 poison and the aerial culling of animals in New South Wales.