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Nic Papalia of Western Australia Dingo Association Incorperated, pictured with the family pet Dingo.Australian politicians and the public have slandered and denigrated the Japanese for their whaling activities, yet in our own country they condone the extermination of our top land predator, the dingo, which holds all things in balance. At least the Japanese eat the whales; we in Australia leave dead dingoes to rot! 

 Last week, permission was given for aerial bait drops, using "1080" (sodium-monofluoroacetate), in Kosciusko National Park, one of the last bastions for wild dingoes. The animals die in terrible agony, and 1080 is destroying the ecosystem. The dingo and "wild dog" are key ecosystem modulators in Australia. It is now the whelping season. 

It is absurd that we have such hypocritical politicians who voice anger at Japan for whaling but who go silent when it comes to the destruction of our own "lion king."

... WA Dingo Creed ...

I will howl with you as you grieve for yet another habitat lost, and will pine by your side for your ancestors killed out of ignorance and hate. 

You are my mate, a vision of what being Aussie is all about, loyal, determined and a larrikin - I will not let your cries for help go unheard another day.

By Nic Papalia 
Perth, Australia 
Western Australian Dingo Association Incorporated
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Stretching some 5000km across the central deserts of Australia, the dingo fence was erected to prevent dingoes entering South Australia from the north.

The Dingo Fence or Dog Fence is a pest-exclusion fence that was built in Australia during the 1880s and finished in 1885, to keep dingoes out of the relatively fertile south-east part of the continent (where they had largely been exterminated) and protect the sheep flocks of southern Queensland. It is one of the longest structures on the planet, and the world's longest fence. It would eventually stretch 5,320 km (3,306 mi) from Jimbour on the Darling Downs near Dalby through thousands of miles of arid country to the Eyre peninsula on the Great Australian Bight. It was only partly successful; Dingoes can still be found in parts of the southern states to this day, and although the fence helped reduce losses of sheep to predators, this was counterbalanced by increased pasture competition from rabbits and kangaroos.


IVF for DingoesA new program hopes to save Australia's rapidly dying dingo population through artificial insemination of the pure-bred dogs. Monash University-based research group the Norwood Animal Conservation Group and the Dingo Care Network are launching the Dingo Species Recovery Program in Melbourne, to try and save the animal from extinction.

Under the program, the groups will collect and freeze sperm and ovaries from pure-bred dingoes at zoos and wildlife sanctuaries across Australia. 

They then hope to use the samples to inseminate pure-bred female dingoes and breed the species.


This recent photo taken just south of Licola on the border of Alpine National Park, shows the novel way the farmers have to stop the wild dogs entering their property. They believe if they hang enough dead dingoes up on their fences it will stop the wild dog from entering their property - instead of building proper wild dog fences that really do stop wild dogs breaching their boundaries.

These farmers rip off the skin along the back of the dog to get their $25 - $100 bounty per scalp (varies per state)! These are the same farmers who say they cry themselves to sleep every night worrying about dog attack.

The killing techniques include shooting, fencing and trapping. Bounty payments have not been successful in reducing predation by wild dogs, and are subject to abuse. New techniques such as the use of livestock-guarding dogs, poison ejecting devices and toxic collars have been suggested as alternatives to current methods. Act now and stop this barbaric killing!

Please have the courage to defend Australia's 
endangered native wolf before it is too late!

Voice your opinion in the media and contact the federal and state ministers for the environment, demanding that our endangered dingo be removed from the vermin list and listed as a protected native species instead.

The Hon Peter Garrett AM MP -
Federal Minister of Environment
PO Box 249, Maroubra, NSW 2035
Phone: (02) 6277 7640
Fax: (02) 6273 6101
Email: Peter.Garrett.MP@aph.gov.au
Western Australia
The Hon David Templeman MLA
Minister for the Environment
Locked Bag 104, Bentley Delivery Centre WA 6983
Phone: (08) 9220 5050
Fax: (08) 9221 4665
Email: david-templeman@dpc.wa.gov.au
Hon Gavin Jennings MLC -
Minister of Environment and Climate Change
PO Box 500, East Melbourne, VIC 3002
Phone: (03) 9096 8830
Fax: (03) 9096 8866
Email: gavin.jennings@parliament.vic.gov.au
New South Wales
The Hon Phil Koperberg MP - 
Minister of Environment and Climate Change
PO Box A290, Sydney South, NSW 1232
Phone: (02) 9228 5488
Fax: (02) 9228 5766
Email: office@koperberg.minister.nsw.gov.au 
South Australia
Hon Gail Elizabeth Gago MLC - 
Minister for Environment and Conservation
GPO Box 1047, Adelaide, SA 5001
Phone: (08) 8463 5680
Fax: (08) 8463 5681
Jon Stanhope, MLA
Minister for the Environment, Water and Climate
GPO Box 158, Canberra, ACT 2601
Phone: (02) 6205 0104 
Fax: (02) 6205 0433
Northern Territory
Hon Leonard Francis Kiely MLA
Minister of Environment and the Arts
GPO Box 30, Palmerston, NT 0831
Phone: (08) 8901 4047
Fax: (08) 8901 4029
Email: minister.lawrie@nt.gov.au 
The Hon Paula Wriedt MHA
Minister of Tourism, Arts and the Environment
GPO Box 771, Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: (03) 6233 6518
Fax: (03) 6233 3800


There is a nation of people we know
Who are careless in regard to its eco
Who would have thought in 200+ years
We could wipe out so many critters
And just say cheers

If a nation could stand by and watch
As it’s native species are poisoned and shot
What sort of person would belong? 
What sort of person would care?
What if, we could respond?

Our dingo, the Australian Icon is almost EXTINCT
Are we to allow that it go the way of the THYLACINE
Media hype has maligned the dingo and created a belief
That they are evil and savage to say the least
Is that enough to condemn them to death?

Our local farmer will say it’s necessary 
Our MP’s will say there is no problem
Who gave them the right to be executioner?
Who allows them to continue killing off our Dingo
We do………..

We breed and raise livestock for consumption
These animals are born to die
Whether you or I consume or not
Or native dingo is about to lose its spot

Why do we poison and kill when there are alternatives
Surely it is worth keeping our top land predator?
They keep the balance of our great land
Every country is now learning this and making the changes
Let us not be the last; let us sort this out, very fast!

1080 is a Super toxin and will kill anything that consumes it
It needs to be banned
There is no antidote, there is no treatment
Only the pain of your pet or child unlucky enough to eat it

Hypocrisy is the practice of claiming to have a moral standard
Or beliefs to which ones behaviour does not conform
Our society claims to have great moral stature
And it condemns other countries for their actions

Let us not forget what we have fought for
Let us not forget our history
Let us not allow minority groups to take control
This is our country Australia

Hello, Hello Dingo….

This poem is for our dingo. It is written by Rob Evans who loves the dingo and all wildlife. Along with that famous poem by Louis Carrol 'The Walrus and the Carpenter' which is what the dingo genocide is all about - GREED. We intend on informing a nation unaware that the dingo is poisoned every day with 1080 baits and is being exterminated by our government.

Please pass it along to all so we can get the message into our community and have our forgotten icon saved.

The dingo is the only wildlife NOT given protection in Australia. The dingo is also the one animal that holds our ecosystem in balance. We cannot afford to let the dingo go the way of the thylacine. The dingo must be recognized as an endangered species as presently it is
classified as being 'vermin'.

Sadly, the dingo is the only Australian animal that is afforded NO protection. We will get this necessary change to happen with public support.

Pass along this poem as it is the epitome of what the dingoes plight is all about at present. 


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