Kiwi 1080 death a fake
1080 activist Phillip Anderton posed for the New Zealand media in 2004 with a kiwi he claimed had been poisoned by 1080. An investigation revealed that Anderton lied to journalists and the public. He had used a kiwi that had been caught in a possum trap.
Extensive monitoring shows kiwi are not at risk from the use of biodegradable 1080 poison. Many kiwi, however, have been injured and killed in badly set possum traps.
Read Anderton's story in this NZ Herald article.