The Desperate Plight of the Dingo   Leave a comment

Just plain sad… can’t find another word to symbolize my feeling right now.

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Frasier Island, on the southern coast of Australia, is the largest sand island in the world. Besides sand, the 75 by 15 mile area is comprised of rain forest, swamps, mangroves, eucalyptus, as well as the last remaining population of pure dingoes, Australia’s native wild dog.

Much of Australia’s dingo population has intermixed with the domestic dog. Frasier Island prohibits entry of dogs in order to prevent this. However, there is little government protection for the dingo other than this.

Jennifer wit hdingosJennifer Parkhurst, known as the dingo woman, has spent years photographing and fighting for the dingoes of Frasier Island. However, in 2010 she was fined $40,000 and handed down a nine month jail term for illegally feeding the wild dogs.

Parkhurst didn’t feed the dingoes for fun, or to draw them close for photos. The animals were starving and after she watched litter after litter of the sandy brown pups die…

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Posted 28 August, 2013 by Wolf is my Soul in No category / Okategoriserade

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