Any State that uses 1080 is backward and internationally sends a message of being so.
It’s tourism marketing should have its brand tarnished so. Tasmania’s ecological image deserves to be as bad as New Zealand’s. NZ’s Department of Conservation drops 1080 indiscriminately out of helicopters in spades.
The natural forest vista harbours a sterile faunal ecosystem. Tourism doesn’t care. It’s promotional photos still convey its target ‘pristine’ image, irrespective of the faunal carnage below the tree canopy.
‘Satellite Pristine’ – a ecologically contestable concept, eh?
I am sure that Guantanamo adopted a military ‘spit -and-polish’ image from the front gates too.’
.The entrance to Camp Justice, the site of the U.S. war crimes tribunal compound, at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba (Reuters)