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Australian dingoes: cull, contain or conserve

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IN SEPTEMBER of this year I attended an exciting day-long forum held by the Royal Zoological Society of NSW in the Taronga Institute of Learning building in Sydney (approximately 20 years since the first one on this topic). The day was structured around a sequence of broad topics: from the features

Cry for the Voiceless

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I SHARE THE Bulletin’s concern over the reaction of our newly elected leaders to the vegan protests which committed the grievous crime of holding up traffic, and trespassing on farms and slaughter houses in order to expose the ghastly practices carried on there. It is very disheartening when the Minister for Agriculture

Postponement of HuntFest

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Was it pushed, or did it jump? THE SOUTH COAST Hunters Club states that: “Due to conflicting commitments of exhibitors the HuntFest committee has decided to postpone Huntfest for 2019. The committee is resolved to only hold the highest quality expo and this was not achievable this year. The committee is very

Protect the Dingo, beloved totem

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This is a follow-up to Susan’s informative piece on dingos last year. Herewith, more background and latest information on what is happening to this persecuted native species — a strong totem animal for many indigenous people; an important part of the natural ecosystem; and dear to most dog lovers. THE DINGO

Hunting like a Teddy Bear’s Picnic?

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HuntFest: undemocratic Eurobodalla history THE EUROBODALLA SHIRE Council has ignored or trivialised community attitudes towards the leasing of land in the heart of Narooma to the local Shooters Club  for the purpose of a HuntFest. There was very little initial publicity and people who were alarmed by the decision in 2012 to

Why save Corunna Forest?

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NSW logging plans expand TILBA TILBA ON the South Coast of NSW is a beautiful village surrounded by bushland at the foothills of Gulaga Mountain, and close by the clean, clear waters of Lake Corunna. Local residents, many of whom are indigenous, are protesting against logging in the area, on the grounds

The Australian Dingo: step back from persecution

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Our South Coast correspondent Susan Cruttenden visited some Dingoes and people who love Canis Dingo for this report on the indigenous Australian species that — since colonial introduction of introduced stock — has been demonised, shot and poisoned. The dingo in fact offers vital ecosystem services as apex predator, keeping

Animals in the Wild

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THE ANIMALS IN THE WILD photographic competition was held again this year. It is an initiative of David Shoebridge, Greens member of the Legislative Council who continues to offer practical support to the many people who oppose the Eurobodalla Shire Council’s granting of an extended lease of crown land to

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