What Legal opinion has MPI had relating to the animal cruelty aspect of 1080 poison
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From: T. Benseman
Dear Ministry for Primary Industries,
What Legal opinion has MPI had relating to the animal cruelty aspect of 1080 poison. Also what strategy has MPI put in place to defend our farmers reputations given the fact that 1080 poison, spread by Beef+Lamb NZ Ltd, Dairy NZ Ltd and Deer Industry NZ Ltd in conjunction with MPI, kills 10's of thousands of animals a year in uncontrolled doses and studies have shown for instance that many possums take over 120 hours to die and pigs 80 hours to die, and appear to have excessive amounts of body trauma visible thru their skin after poisoning.
From: Niki Wright
Ministry for Primary Industries
Dear T Benseman,
Please find attached response to your two Official Information Act
requests relating to 1080.
Niki Wright | Senior Advisor-Official Information Act
Ministerials & Business Support | Office of the Director-General
Ministry for Primary Industries - Manatū Ahu Matua
Pastoral House 25 The Terrace | PO Box 2526 | Wellington 6140