“Twitter and Twig” has put out some highly inaccurate material on 1080 poison: a classic example of “alternative facts”. Anti-1080 activist Carol Sawyer tells the story.
Need to counter the misinformation
By Carol Sawyer
And here is the original post I did to go with the Birdbrain poster:
“KIWI CONSERVATION CLUB” ( ‘FOREST AND BIRD’ FOR CHILDREN ) ARE MISLEADING OUR YOUNG PEOPLE TERRIBLY !
“Forest and Bird Society” and the Dept of Conservation do school visits.
This is how our children get brainwashed with completely false propaganda!
Appalling brainwashing of children on a very important issue
This poster is a creation of Ann Graeme and Tim Galloway – see here:
If you want to know how your children are being brainwashed with lies look no further than the Forest and Bird ‘Kiwi Conservation Club’s “ magazine ‘Wild Things’.
Ann has edited and written the magazine with illustrator Tim Galloway since 1992, telling stories about nature, conservation and science in a way that children understand and love.
She’s taught important lessons through magazine characters Kiri Kiwi and Willie Weka.
The wrong sort of education
Forest & Bird Communications Manager Marina Skinner says a generation of children has learned about nature from Ann. “Ann has inspired thousands of children with her stories and she’s helped many of them to grow into today’s conservationists.”
This poster also appears in the joint Federated Farmers, Forest and Bird Society page ” 1080: The Facts” – which should be renamed ” 1080 : The Fallacies “.
If you are having trouble seeing the poster in my post it is clearer in this link :
Make no mistake, our children’s minds are being filled with this kind of garbage by Forest and Bird’s “Kiwi Conservation Club”, and DoC – from pre-school onwards.