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Carbofuran kills lions

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Lions are being killed with the pesticide Carbofuran in Kenya. WildlifeDirect and friends are seeking to have carbofuran banned in Kenya. Here's why.

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Carbofuran kills lions

  1. 1. Purple death<br />Http://WildlifeDirect.org<br />
  2. 2. The pesticide carbofuran is marketed under the trade name Furadan, by FMC Corporation<br />It control insects in a wide variety of crops<br />
  3. 3. Carbofuran is one of the most toxic insecticides in the world.<br />A quarter teaspoon is fatal to humans.<br />It is deadly to fish, cats and birds.<br />
  4. 4. A normal day on a rice scheme in Kenya<br />
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  10. 10. Going hunting<br />
  11. 11. Carbofuran granules- a single grain will kill a bird.<br />
  12. 12. Preparing a deadly bait<br />
  13. 13. carbofuran is used – it is odourless, tasteless and deadly. <br />
  14. 14. Decoys are used to attract more wading birds<br />
  15. 15. Turtles killed and laced with Furadan to attract predators<br />
  16. 16. Termites mixed with Furadan to catch small fish<br />
  17. 17. Decoys at work – the hunter waits – club in hand<br />
  18. 18. Poisoned birds are collected from the field<br />
  19. 19. Open billed storks are favored for size<br />
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  26. 26. The FMC deny there is any evidence that Furadan is being used to poison birds<br />
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  29. 29. Cooking poisoned birds will not destroy the pesticide<br />
  30. 30. Consumers take huge risks<br />
  31. 31. The Kenya Government will not respond to scientific reports<br />
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  33. 33. Government labs refuse to analyze samples citing fears of bird flu<br />
  34. 34. Furadan death toll (Kenya Wildlife Service)<br />
  35. 35. Vulture populations have declined by up to 80% in 10 years<br />
  36. 36. 24 hippos have been killed with carbofuran (source KWS)<br />
  37. 37. After eating poisoned hippos, lions are paralysed due to secondary poisoning <br />
  38. 38. “The most urgent threat to lions today is the widespread use of poison in retaliatory killings” Living with Lions<br />
  39. 39. Pesticide poisoning the no. 1 killer of lions in Kenya<br />
  40. 40. There are only 2,000 lions left in Kenya <br />- Kenya Wildlife Service<br />
  41. 41. Not just lions…<br />
  42. 42. Hero<br />Martin Odinostopwildlifepoisoning.wildlifedirect.org<br />
  43. 43. Hero<br />Antony Kasanga: lionguardians.wildlifedirect.org<br />
  44. 44. Beyond Blogs – and into mainstream media<br />
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  46. 46. FMC response to CBS 60 Minutes<br /><ul><li>Stop all sales of Furadan to Kenya
  47. 47. Furadan buy-back program in Kenya
  48. 48. Stopped Furadan 5G sales to Uganda and Tanzania
  49. 49. Direct outreach to conservationists</li></li></ul><li>Furadan is still widely available in Tanzania and Uganda. <br />200g costs $1.50 – enough to kill 20 lions. <br />
  50. 50. No compromise - Ban carbofuran!<br />
  51. 51. Work – raise awareness in the field<br />
  52. 52. Awareness in the city<br />The Androcles Lion - pink like Furadan , standing on pools of purple granules, his mane is cash and he’s bound by a chain of actions and reactions<br />
  53. 53. Sign the petition<br />
  54. 54. “My kids asked FMC why Furadan is banned here in USA but legal to make dump on 3rd world countries. . . WildlifeDirect, we are in this fight with you “.<br /> - Brian Gaisford, New York <br />
  55. 55. We thank all our supporters around the world who have<br />Donated money<br />Volunteered time<br />Written to congressmen<br />Written to FMC<br />Called FMC<br />Visited FMC<br />Written to Kenya ministers<br />Shared the blog posts<br />Tweeted<br />Voted<br />Thanked us<br />Made documentaries<br />Written blog posts<br />Written press articles<br />Sent us emails/comments<br />Global help for local action<br />Dana’s donation of $250 helps Martin Odino conduct field work<br />
  56. 56. Alive, lions are valued at between 500,000 and 1 million dollars each per year<br />
  57. 57. October 2009 Furadan tally<br />Tanzania - 5 lions killed in Serengeti<br />South Africa - 50 vultures killed<br />South Africa - 31 vultures poisoned in the KwediConcession<br />
  58. 58. “Furadan brand of carbofuran has a long history as a safe and effective product for sustaining agriculture” - FMC<br />http://www.furadanfacts.com<br />
  59. 59. “all products containing carbofuran generally cause unreasonable adverse effects on humans and the environment and do not meet safety standards, and therefore are ineligible for reregistration.” - EPA<br />
  60. 60. “FMC sells Furadan to help growers meet the demands of an ever-increasing human population on the world&apos;s food supply.” - FMC<br />
  61. 61. WildlifeDirect.org<br />

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