1080 quick facts

 

New Zealand uses over 80% of the world production of 1080.

 

 

1080 is banned in many countries.

 

 

1080 is used to target introduced species such as cats, rats, stoats and possums in NZ.

 

 

Estimates put the number of possums at anywhere between 30-70 million in NZ, but there is no definitive figure.

 

 

Possums were introduced to NZ in 1837 to create a fur trade.

 

 

New Zealand spends over $80 million on possum control every year.

 

 

Death by 1080 is cruel and protracted and poisoned animals can take hours or even days to die.