Compound 1080 by Tatchit

Compound 1080

by Tatchit in Digital

Compound 1080 and "M44s" are war time chemicals still in function today to "control predation of livestock". Products are often tested on dogs to diagnose how long it takes for the animal to die. No treatment is readily available and proven to work. These compounds are banned in some countries, as 1080 is tasteless, odorless, and takes a very minute amount to cause death.

Compound 1080: Sodium Fluoroacetate -depression of central nervous system, cardiac failure, severe convulsions. respiratory arrest, and death within 4 hours or more. Animals display bizarre behavior before death.

Cyanide (used in M44s)--Usually hidden within pipes wrapped with a canine attracting scent as a spring trap, once the animal tugs, it is released into the mouth and absorbed there or the stomach. Coma and Death can occur in minutes due to respiratory arrest/ the inability to use oxygen. Laboratory studies have found some treatments effective-but are not readily available to the public. It is naturally occurring (ex: Apricot pits), and has been used by some physicians for cancer treatments and hypertension in monitored amounts. Non-lethal doses are usually tolerated by most animals.

Here is an interesting reading on Cyanide all around, and some of the info I posted can be credited to it :

**I believe regulated hunting is the best option in any case of controlling a population from starvation or livestock predation. You get meat in the freezer, a pelt, and even the bones-without putting extremely toxic chemicals into the environment that is harmful to any and all-people, pets, and non target animals such as birds, big cats, and deer. 1080 will infect an area for years, and may never return to it's healthy state. All in all-much more responsible and safe for everyone.

art (c) Tatchit

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  • HudsonKinglet


    Lovely! You certainly have some great skills :)

    Jan 15th, 2012 Reply
  • Skylar


    Why don't we just use some mules or dogs? Mules should be enough to make them runaway those hoofed buggers can pack some kicks. Dogs have been made to combat wolves and heck, using recordings of a packs wolf howl and playing it an night should make them wary. Lets not use poison to solve our problems. Beautiful pic by the way I love your fur detail.

    Sep 12th, 2011 Reply
  • DrunkMonkey


    Really cool work

    Aug 29th, 2011 Reply
  • Nuthen


    i thought there were strong breeds of dogs that could destory wolves. why don't they use those?

    Aug 28th, 2011 Reply
    • Tatchit


      Not sure, but you are right. One is the Irish Wolfhound, and if you get a few dogs, they can all team up and wolves/coyotes will probably steer clear. I saw an old video of one dog take on three wolves; killed them. So dogs are def. best bet.

      Sep 3rd, 2011 Reply