Details of 1080 briefing to Jacinda Ardern.
T. Benseman made this Official Information request to Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor
The request was refused by Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor.
From: T. Benseman
Dear Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor,
Please provide a copy of all the details fed to Jacinda Ardern regarding the humaneness of 1080 poison. In particular please provide transcripts of the discussion regarding the 120 hours that it takes to kill pigs during which time they vomit 13.6 times on average before death, as per the NZ Government's online document "How humane are our pest control tools." And if you need a copy of it let us know as we have many.
Also please provide the transcripts of the discussion around how the sustainable trapping methods that were traditionally used leads to a much reduced time frame before death for possums - maximum legal trap occupancy time of 24 hours or checking as soon as daylight arrives versus 126.6 hours dying in agony from 1080. And also tell us what wording was used to describe how poisoned possums, pigs, deer and native birds are toxic and therefore wasted into the waterways rather than used for furthering employment such as when trapping and hunting methods are used.
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