Author(s): Reihana Robinson
Rural Revolt In Defence of Coromandel's Wild Kingdom tells the story of environmental struggles. Where big money and bureaucratic self-interest tear at the fabric of traditional rural communities and their threatened way of life. This book is the companion to The Killing Nation New Zealand's State-Sponsored Addiction to Poison 1080 and is divided into four parts. First They Came for the Wild Goats tells of the government's "Wall of Death" pogrom against the feral goats. Don't Fence Us In describes the attempt to enclose farming families and others behind a divisive "predator-proof" steel barrier. Save Our Wild Pigs exposes the stealth attack by local government to take wild pigs off the local menu. Coromandel Voices: Poison Peninsula presents the struggle for humane wild animal conservation policies. The book is set on the northern Coromandel peninsula of Aotearoa/New Zealand. The struggles are ongoing.