Carol Sawyer- HELICOPTERS DROPPED ENOUGH PURE 1080 POISON FROM THE AIR TO KILL AS MANY AS 60 MILLION PEOPLE IN 2017 - ( 1/100th teaspoon pure 1080 can kill an adult )
That's right, enough 1080 was dropped in 2017 to poison 120 million people, ( when ingested at maximum efficiency ), 60 million of whom will recover to some degree, while the other 60 million will surely die. ( That is what is meant by the LD50 of a poison. It stands for Lethal Dose 50, meaning out of the people or species that ingest it, on average 50% are expected to die. It doesn't mean the other 50% are OK
In 2015, approx 2 million kgs ( or 2,000 tonnes ) of 1080 poison baits were dropped by the air onto this land of ours. (967,000ha x 2kgs per ha).
As the amount of 1080 poison baits used increases every year, last year it is generally thought that between 4,000 and 5,000 tonnes of 1080 poison baits were dropped from the air.
The percentage of pure 1080 poison in the baits is 0.15%, so If we assume the more "conservative" figure of 4,000 tonnes of 1080 poison dropped from the skies last year, 0.15% of that tonnage contains enough pure 1080 to kill approximately 60 million people when ingested at maximum efficiency, and make another 60 million people very sick... just ONE YEAR of poison !
( The LD50 for human beings is 0.7 to 2 mgs per kg bodyweight )
The photo shows three teaspoons containing one gram of salt, one gram of sugar and one gram of fat.
Imagine one twentieth of that amount of pure white 1080 poison powder instead of salt or sugar, ( or 1/100th of a 5 gm teaspoon ), and that is how much pure 1080 poison it can take to kill one 50 kg human being..... or to put it another way, two 1080 poison baits can kill a human being ( and less than one bait for a small child ). #activist #veganactivist #animalrightsactivist #animalactivist #civilrightsactivist #politicalactivist #tramping #trampingnz #trampingnewzealand #trampingwithdogs #trampinginnz #southisland #southislandnz #southislandnewzealand #invercargill #gorenz #invercargillnz #browntrout #browntroutfishing #wildbrowntrout #bigbrowntrout #troutfishing #trout #troutbum #getnzonthemap #royalvisitnz @tovaobrien @duncan_garner