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    Excellent use for possums !!

    I see on the news tonight there is a push from a south island company to produce more fur fashion garments namely the good old possum !!!
    I hope it takes off, would be great to see more possums caught and put to good use and get rid of the 1080 which in my opinion is out dated
    and a disgrace in a country that is finally starting to take note of potential pollutants spread on the land and indirectly into the water ways.
    No doubt the companies who stand to benefit from the use of 1080 will come up with ways to justify the continuing millions spent by the tax payer
    won the control of the ingrained furry little pest.
    What say you??
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    I say dead right on all counts
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    It has been an obvious way to go for years.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Certainly has been, trouble is the animal activist put a stop to it all many years ago, but didn't realise that possums are killed and wasted here unlike in other countries.
    any thing to stop the spread of toxic waste in our forests is good in my books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJM View Post
    Certainly has been, trouble is the animal activist put a stop to it all many years ago, but didn't realise that possums are killed and wasted here unlike in other countries.
    any thing to stop the spread of toxic waste in our forests is good in my books.
    With you on that TJM.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    My two cents- get a hole heap of doll bludgers and give them each a bag of possum traps. Two birds with one stone
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    If god didn't want us to eat animals he wouldn't have made them out of food.

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    Can we catch them and send them across the ditch to oz they are in short supply there

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    Quote Originally Posted by possummatti View Post
    My two cents- get a hole heap of doll bludgers and give them each a bag of possum traps. Two birds with one stone
    Which they would promptly sell on Trade Me and go back to bludgeoning dolls.
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    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

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    Yeah I've skinned possums for a living. Good money but hard work there's a lot to it. I don't think many of the people your talking about could handle it
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    Fair enough mate. Dunno about you guys but nothing gets more on my nerve than 19% of my hard earned money going to someone that has no intention of getting a job and is using the doll as a lifestyle rather than a lifeline. They need a hurry up by the govt to get off there arses and start paying there way rather than thinking the world owes them something. Noticed a dispute on the news the other night about doll bludging pricks complaining about having to pay tax on there free money. What a joke Dont get me wrong i hold nothing against people that are using the doll to get back on the horse but i feel this is a absolute pisstake in our society
    If god didn't want us to eat animals he wouldn't have made them out of food.

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    Possummatti there are users and a users in all walks of life. It is not going to change in my lifetime.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    They have had a cull out of those abusing the system recently.:thumbup:

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    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 260rem View Post
    Can we catch them and send them across the ditch to oz they are in short supply there
    Possums or dole bludgers?
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    Im thinking both.

    Why can't they allow certain people to shoot possums etc on DOC land...........haha, silly me, I already know the answer.

 

 

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