So the Ban 1080 protestors lied to try and make their point about 1080…
Some dead birds used in Parliament 1080 demonstration were road-kill, protester says
Some of the dead native birds laid on the steps of Parliament in a protest against 1080 were actually road-kill, an organiser says.
Protesters laid the dead birds on the steps of Parliament this week along with fake 1080 pellets. They claimed the birds, including two kererū, two weka and a red-billed gull were killed by 1080 poisoning.
Poisoned nation co-organiser Alan Gurden told Newshub this morning some of the dead birds used were actually road-kill.
Speaker of the House Trevor Mallard had laid a complaint with police after discovering the cause of death was blunt force trauma.
…first the protestors tried to claim they were killed by 1080, now they are trying to claim they were road kill, Trevor Mallard has made a complaint because it could be the birds were killed by the bloody protestors themselves.
Not exactly the best way to try and gain the moral high ground now is it comrades?
I’m already on record saying I think this fear over 1080 borders on the conspiracy theory level of anti-fluoridation fanatics and anti-vaxx nutters, but let me also throw some shade at DoC & Forest & Bird.
I reached out to Forest & Bird this week to ask them for some clear rebuttal to the concerns many protestors have because you know, these issues are best sorted with dialogue and debate not fear and shutting down.
Forest & Bird amazingly responded that they didn’t have time to do that, which had an air of arrogance to it that was pretty shitty. It reminded me of the arrogance environmental groups 10 years ago had when they refused to debate climate deniers.
You have to being people with you and you have to make an attempt to respond to the community’s concerns.
So I make this offer to DoC + Forest & Bird – The Daily Blog will live stream a debate between themselves and any 1080 protestors which I will moderate and host so that we can get some clear responses to the fears many protestors have in a safe environment where DoC and Forest & Bird have the opportunity to counter argue 1080 protestor claims.
Stop hiding and engage, that’s the only way to ensure this issue gets fairly discussed.