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Fraser Island dingoes

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Malcolm Kilpatrick
50 Old Maryborough Road
PIALBA QLD 4655

Total Signatures - 239

Sponsoring Member: Ted Sorensen MP

Posting Date: 15/11/2011

Tabled Date: 15/11/2011

Responded By: Hon Vicky Darling MP on 25/11/2011

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

The petition of residents of Queensland draws to the attention of the House that the Fraser Island Dingo is recognised as possibly the purest strain of dingo on the eastern Australian coast and perhaps Australia-wide, but is currently on the verge of extinction due to loss of habitat and continued culling.

 

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to cease all experimentation on the Fraser Island Dingoes including, culling, trapping, collaring, hazing and ear-tagging. Undertake an independent scientific peer review of the current management strategy and establish an Advisory Committee to oversee the humane and ethical treatment of the dingoes. Undertake a scientific population study of wildlife on the Island. Ensure that rangers responsible for dingo management are suitably qualified biologists with a knowledge and understanding of dingo behaviour. Establish an Interpretive Centre to educate and inform visitors regarding the natural attractions of Fraser Island and correct behaviour when encountering a dingo. Establish a Care Centre for sick or injured animals and ensure a continued independent monitoring of all management plans implemented.