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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

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