Ban 1080 in Lake Parramatta
Target: Parramatta City Council
1080. A poison so dangerous it's banned almost everywhere in the world. Our Council is using 1080 right here in Parramatta. Campbelltown Council and the Blue Mountains have already banned toxic 1080 because of cruelty concerns and concerns about the impact on the environment.
Parramatta Council currently uses 1080 as part of an outdated pest management plan to kill foxes, even though when questioned they could not articulate how many foxes were in the area or the impact on fox numbers from their use of 1080. It is currently used at Lake Parramatta - which is a popular picnic, swimming and kayaking spot frequented by families with children and dogs.
1080 is a deadly poison that acts through ingestion, inhalation or skin absorption and is listed as a Schedule S7 (Dangerous Poison) in Australia and a Class 1a pesticide2 (Extremely Hazardous) by the World Health
Organisation. It is toxic to all warm-blooded animals including native wildlife, companion animals and humans.
Animals poisoned by 1080 suffer a prolonged and agonising death to which there is no antidote.
1080 also kills beloved companion animals. There is no antidote, and the slow, excruciatingly painful death has left many heartbroken owners traumatised for life.
1080 kills indiscriminately and kills native wildlife too: owls, eagles, goannas, kookaburras, magpies, quolls, bilbies, you name it.
This petition of concerned residents calls for Parramatta Council to:
- Immediately ban the use of 1080 poison (Sodium Fluoroacetate) and Strychnine poison on all Council-owned
and/or managed lands.
- Invest in non-lethal humane alternatives like Immuno-contraceptives, wildlife habitat protection, bush regeneration, promotion of responsible pet ownership and free desexing programs
Get 1080 out of our City now.
No animal deserves 1080, it kills wildlife indiscriminately, and we can't risk it in our environment or near our communities.