Maybe Prosser wants all the 1080 for the Wogistanis?

Wogistani hater, Reiki Master and advocate of natural health and ‘complementary therapies’ Richard Prosser steps outside his area of expertise (more on that later)  to cough up a call for change but less forthcoming with any credible ideas like all the rest of the hippies and uninformed whingers whose knee jerk reaction is to scream “BAN 1080” at every given opportunity like the blinkered fools they are.

The 1080 debate has re-ignited with renewed calls for aerial drops to be banned.

Last week, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Jan Wright said there should actually be an increase in the use of the poison on Department of Conservation land.

She thinks it is the best way to combat rats, stoats and possums on a large scale.

But New Zealand First outdoor recreation spokesman Richard Prosser says we need to look for alternatives, as 1080 kills indiscriminately.

“It kills by disabling oxygen metabolisms, so animals or creatures depending on their size and their body weight die over a period of anything up to 48 hours, of respiratory and cardiac failure.

“They’re in great pain and distress while that’s happening.”

Richard Prosser says a ban here is inevitable, and the Government should be focusing on developing alternative products and strategies for pest control. – Newstalk ZB

At this point in time 1080 is a necessary evil, and there is no sufficient alternative solution yet except for a birth control method being developed which was covered in the news several years ago.  The only thing I’d change would be adding deer repellent to all 1080 drops, not just in the eight recreational hunting areas of Pureora, Kaimanawa, Aorangi, Lake Sumner, Oxford, Whakatipu, Blue Mountain and Kaweka.

The Department of Conservation’s previous excuse for not broadly using repellent  has been the cost, citing a 25% increase for 1080 laced with the repellent. They’re more than happy to waste money on pointless research (and what more research could they possibly need to do after decades of usage?) instead.

Lace that 1080 up with deer repellent and bombs away. Anybody out there that keeps regurgitating the “just shoot them” and “get all the bludgers off the dole to trap them” and “why can’t people trap them, the fur will be a good source of income” lines really have absolutely no idea of they’re talking about, probably never had dirty hands, touched a dead animal,  and have a total lack of understanding of possum control or the logistics and costs involved.

3news.co.nz

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Not quite sure I’d be so comfortable listening to Prosser on any such matter though:

Richard is an initiated Reiki Master and has had a long association with natural health, complementary therapies, and organic gardening. He has also been a truck driver and a pub manager, self-employed engineering contractor, and worked in a variety of sales roles. – source

Anybody trained and accomplished in multiple forms of quackery should be ignored. Natural health,(is there another kind?) Complementary therapies, yea we all know what that is. Watered down water, aromatherapy, yoga and other hippie fads

Here is an idea, how about homeopathic 1080 poison Richard? Watering it down will make it much more potent, won’t it?

Somebody is in the wrong party.


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