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PAPP

PAPP (para-aminopropiophenone) is a new poison expected to be available next year in Australia. It's chemical formula is C9H11NO.

"TOXIC; inhalation, ingestion or skin contact with material may cause severe injury or death." - CAMEO Chemicals

 

At this stage not much is known about the poison except that an anti-dote is supposed to be available for working dogs. It is claimed to be more humane than Compound 1080 as PAPP kills within minutes rather than many hours/days. It has been registered for use in New Zealand since 2011. In New Zealand it is used as a paste or mixed in with mince.

 

Press releases indicate both CRC (Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Council) and New Zealand's Doc/Connovation lay claim to developing it. The truth probably lies somewhere in the middle as a joint development.

 

"How the poison works

PAPP works as a red blood cell toxin, and is similar in effect to carbon monoxide poisoning." - TVNZ

 

 

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