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Toxicology report now confirms 1080 poisoning

Published: Thu 8 Oct 2015 11:15 AM
Toxicology report now confirms 1080 poisoning
Lulu's family are seeking justice for her excruciating death and Penelope Young will be taking the report in to Manukau Police Station
so they can now do a full investigation and report on the appalling circumstances leading to her ingesting a possum poisoned by 1080 during aerial drops on Auckland's water catchment in the Hunuas.
The SPCA have also been informed and it is hoped that they too will prosecute those responsible for this sad loss.
Nothing will bring Lulu back nor easily stop the childrens nightmares but maybe a successful prosecution will help stop the indiscriminate dropping of this highly hazardous poison from the air.
As Penelope has pointed out, Lulu was on her own property, she was not warned of carcasses floating downstream and had received an email from Auckland Council just the day before to say the park had been reopened therefore inferring it was now 'safe'. She has since found out that it may not be safe for dogs for at least two years since they are so susceptible to 1080 poisoning that they can die from chewing on bones of animals that died that long ago.
This may be the first time that a complaint against DOC and Auckland Council has been laid with the police for violations of the Animal Welfare Act but considering the vigour with which they have been investigating the cases of poisoned animals in Hamilton Lulu's family are expecting a successful prosecution since in this case the culprits have even boasted of their exploits.
ENDS

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