You're joking mate !!! Haven't they learned anything from other parts of the world, Australia included?
That stuff is evil in every sense of the word.
What are they targeting with the 1080? Surely not the deer...they are native aren't they?
It seems they are targeting TB infected possums, rats ans stoats.
I'm sorted betwixt the devil and the deep blue sea on this one...they claim to be trying to stop the spread of the TB into cattle, farmed deer and native animals. I can live with that, but surely there is another way to achieve their aim...1080 is a very persistent and non-discriminatory poison.
NZ Govt Report Evaluating the use of 1080: Predators, poisons and silent forests
First 1080 poison drop