It is currently Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:25 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours




Post new topic This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Compound 1080
PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:58 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
Site Admin

Joined: Mon Nov 29, 2004 10:06 am
Posts: 7
Compound 1080 & Sodium cynaide so dangerous, it is classified as a chemical weapon in several countries -- is now legally used by the Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services to kill coyotes in nine states.

These poisons are intended to kill wolfs as a form of protection for wildlife. Unfortunately, hundreds of dogs have been poisoned by baited traps. Dogs, foxes, and coyotes die horrible deaths, then there are the birds and small animals that eat these poisoned carcasses. Read more http://www.defenders.org/newsroom/press ... soners.php


Consider this scenario: A coyote goes after a ewe. Bites the collar and gets a dose of 1080. Two hours later, while drinking from a creek, the poison begins to take effect. After he thrashes around in extreme agony, he dies. His body collapses in the creek. 1080 is unleashed.

* Compound 1080 is highly toxic to both birds and mammals. Scavengers that feed on the head or neck area of dead sheep wearing livestock protection collars are poisoned. Carcasses contaminated by 1080 must be handled as hazardous waste.

* Death by 1080 is horrific, painful, and lengthy (usually between 3 to 15 hours).

* Livestock protection collars are problem-plagued. They are often lost and they are easily punctured by trees, cacti, fences, or rocks.

These Poisons May Endanger All of Us:Several audits by the Office of Inspector General found Wildlife Services maintained sloppy inventory control of these highly lethal agents and could not properly account for stockpiles. In November 2007, Wildlife Services itself admitted it had endured a "wake of accidents" that involved "hazardous chemicals".

Down stream, a bear visits the stream and grabs a fish. He eats the fish, leaves the skeletal remains on the shore and wanders off to die. A raccoon finds the remains and scavenges what's left. A doe stops to get a drink of water. Two hours and 25 miles later, she dies. Wolves raid the carcass. Ravens come to feast then fly further away. Warblers ... and so on and so on...

Now for the icing on the cake. This poison is chemically stable. That means that a decade from now, the ground it is spilled on is toxic. It has the ability to kill x-potentially.

http://www.dpiw.tas.gov.au/inter.nsf/We ... ZM7CX?open
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_fluoroacetate
http://www.predatordefense.org/1080.htm
http://toxsci.oxfordjournals.org/content/69/2/439.full


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Compound 1080
PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:22 pm 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 02, 2003 8:09 pm
Posts: 1797
Location: Fort Worth,TEXAS
I read through some of your links. There is a lot of conflicting information out there about these products. For example, the "reward" link is 10 years old--is it still in existence, is the poisoning of the introduced wolves still happening as much, or have people relaxed? At one time I was following that closely, but it isn't in the news as much now.

Quote:
Now for the icing on the cake. This poison is chemically stable. That means that a decade from now, the ground it is spilled on is toxic. It has the ability to kill x-potentially.


One of your links directly contradicts this, saying it breaks down.

Let me be clear - I don't like these "predator control" programs at all. I agree with Aldo Leopold and the Muries in the foolishness of the ventures that historically messed up the predator/prey balance on American public lands. Furthermore, a lot of the people who cry out for this control are grazing their animals on public land at a very low cost to them - and they should take the predator risk with the territory. But what I have a problem with are the histrionics of the opposition to some of these products - they can get so involved in the descriptions and hype that they stop being credible.

I Googled "Compound 1980 and Sodium cyanide in wildlife management" and wonder if any of the sites listed seem to tell the story you're trying to tell in an accurate way and with current information?

_________________
Northwesterner


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by eWeblife