I was very interested and reassured reading in the latest Listener about the independent research done by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, on the use of 1080 against introduced predators.
It apparently was a powerful report that enabled those concerned to have confidence in the science.
For years, the biodegradable organofluorine has been the subject of angry and ill-informed accusations.
But the researchers concluded that it was a valuable tool to save our native birds from oblivion and has the potential to produce DOC’s target to be predator-free by 2050.
People like Geoffrey Robinson et al shouldn’t be alarming communities with false statements.
It seems they follow the adage ‘‘if you repeat a lie often enough people will believe you.’’
Please don’t let erroneous diatribe influence or upset you.
Clare Dudley Tuateawa