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Dingoes on Fraser Island are possibly facing extinction under the Government's current management plan. Although Fraser Island is a World Heritage Listed island and dingoes should automatically be considered a protected species,

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Esther Z (94)
Sunday February 13, 2011, 7:07 am
Noted and signed.

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Sunday February 13, 2011, 7:10 am

Mervi R (74)
Sunday February 13, 2011, 7:16 am
noted, both petitions signed

Jill Vickerman (416)
Sunday February 13, 2011, 7:28 am
signed, thank you Yrna

Bruno Moreira (61)
Sunday February 13, 2011, 7:50 am

desanka s (416)
Sunday February 13, 2011, 1:57 pm
Only 148 signatures for poor dingoes.
Signed and noted. Thanks Yrna

Erin R (181)
Sunday February 13, 2011, 4:00 pm

Ruth McD (843)
Sunday February 13, 2011, 6:48 pm
Signed. The dingos need to be protected.

Toni C (508)
Sunday February 13, 2011, 6:51 pm
Noted and signed, my dear Yrna... dingos may be naturally lean, but the one pictured is definitely too thin. Hope the petitions will help, so these poor things can get better care.

Agnes H (144)
Sunday February 13, 2011, 7:21 pm
Both petitions signed. Change. org and the one on the petitionsite. Also noted. Thank you for bringing this to my attention, and I'll see what else we can do to save the dingoes. The one in the picture is certainly leaner than the ones on Mainland Australia.

Shirley S (187)
Sunday February 13, 2011, 9:05 pm
Both petitions signed.

Past Member (0)
Monday February 14, 2011, 4:45 am
Signed. Thanks for posting.


Monday February 14, 2011, 5:33 am
Noted and already signed. Thank you, Yrna!

Lisa N (206)
Monday February 14, 2011, 5:45 am
Signed. Thanks!

. (0)
Monday February 14, 2011, 6:28 am
signed, and also found the petition to shut down Howling Dog Tours, responsible for the murder of the 100 sled dogs, which, of course, I also SO SIGNED

Vikram Chhabra (394)
Monday February 14, 2011, 7:25 am
Signed and noted!

Carol C (97)
Monday February 14, 2011, 8:22 am
Signed and Noted. Thank you.

Constance F (418)
Monday February 14, 2011, 8:44 am
Noted. Signed. And thank you

Sarah Z (10)
Monday February 14, 2011, 9:25 am
Thank you.

Sunny k (47)
Monday February 14, 2011, 9:51 am
Please let them be free and don't hurt them!

Lyne F (93)
Monday February 14, 2011, 12:27 pm
Thank you, Yrna. Signed and notes.

Elvira S (82)
Monday February 14, 2011, 12:29 pm
Sad and signed.

Patricia N (41)
Monday February 14, 2011, 12:43 pm
Signed and noted.

Sylvia Walker (18)
Monday February 14, 2011, 1:04 pm
noted and signed

William Y (54)
Monday February 14, 2011, 1:10 pm
noted & signed

Ira M (211)
Monday February 14, 2011, 1:20 pm
Signed and noted, thank you!

Mary Donnelly (47)
Monday February 14, 2011, 1:27 pm
Signed and sent.

Jo Ellen H (3)
Monday February 14, 2011, 1:34 pm
noted and signed.............93 signatures needed!

june bullied (553)
Monday February 14, 2011, 1:58 pm

Sandy G (35)
Monday February 14, 2011, 2:01 pm

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Monday February 14, 2011, 2:33 pm

Hilary S (2)
Monday February 14, 2011, 2:35 pm

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Monday February 14, 2011, 2:35 pm
Signed. Thanks Yrna!

Margo R (14)
Monday February 14, 2011, 2:40 pm

Ralph F (66)
Monday February 14, 2011, 2:46 pm
Noted / Signed.

Alison A (244)
Monday February 14, 2011, 2:52 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Yrna.

. (0)
Monday February 14, 2011, 3:42 pm
Thank you posting this most important story. There are now about 513 signatures on Change and there will be more by the time I'm finished.

Susan S (187)
Monday February 14, 2011, 3:44 pm
Signed and noted.

Petra M (259)
Monday February 14, 2011, 3:47 pm
Signed Thanks!

Marlene Barrett (7)
Monday February 14, 2011, 4:20 pm

Alicia V (181)
Monday February 14, 2011, 4:33 pm

Keith Kelley (12)
Monday February 14, 2011, 4:37 pm
On a trip across the Simpson desert, I came across a dingo a lot skinnier than this one, and it was in it's natural habitat.On fraser Island they scavenge the food from sightseers and campers. That food would not be that healthy for a wild animal. So their poor looks may be attributed to that.
I think folk should find out more about this issue before making blanket comments from afar.
That said, all animals need their welfare to be secure.

SANDRA R (144)
Monday February 14, 2011, 4:45 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you Yrna.

Jennifer R (5)
Monday February 14, 2011, 4:45 pm
Signed. poor dingoes

Cheryl B (60)
Monday February 14, 2011, 5:10 pm
The Fraser Island dingo deserves to be protected, especially in a World Heritage National Park, but the tourist dollar presently takes precedence over the flora and fauna of the Island. Dingo packs cannot sustain current management practices indefinitely. The demise of the dingo is inevitable if the government continues to ignore the concerns of residents, scientists and researchers.

The practice of ear-tagging puppies under 12 months of age has been determined by "best science" to be detrimental to the pack and to the survival of the animal. If ,as the government claims, animals of this age group are the main cause of "incidents" then this only proves that the social structure of the family group has broken down leading to undisciplined behaviour by these juveniles, and also indicates that yheu are currently culling puppies. These tags cause infections and drooping ears and are totally inappropriate as a form of Identification. A tourist cannot be expected to remember the colour code and correctly recognise an animal?

Research has determined that lethal control (culling ) causes pack disintegration which can lead to aggressive and dangerous behaviour, but the government continues to employ a strategy of seek and destroy after every incident with a tourist, regardless of the circumstances. Recent scientific studies consider culling as neither acceptable or desirable for the long time survival of the species.

Research has also proven that hazing causes animals to become more aggressive towards humans – hazing and aversive conditioning can essentially lower the animals tolerance of humans within their territory, especially in a contained habitat like Fraser Island where human contact is inevitable, but this cruel and inhumane practice continues.

Electric collars are another issue of great concern, apart from the acute pain and fear the animal experiences, it can have a negative affect on the their health, well-being and overall survival and cause abnormal behaviour, such as aggression towards humans, and what happens when a collar becomes defective? The result can be severe burns causing serious physical injury, is this acceptable?

All these strategies are seemingly at odds with the governments principle of regarding dingoes as wild native animals and interfering with them as little as possible.

Cheryl..Save Fraser Island Dingoes Inc..

chris b (2474)
Monday February 14, 2011, 5:13 pm
Noted and signed

Nelson Baker (0)
Monday February 14, 2011, 5:23 pm
Protect the dingos.

Justin R (0)
Monday February 14, 2011, 5:28 pm
Signed both.
May God punish all those calloused humans.

Michelle S (462)
Monday February 14, 2011, 5:33 pm

Marilyn K (50)
Monday February 14, 2011, 5:38 pm
Noted & Signed. The world is just beginning to be aware of the extinction, abuse and cruelty to animals. We may be too late and too few to save all that we would want to.

Bonnie B (103)
Monday February 14, 2011, 6:00 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Yrna.

Ann L (15)
Monday February 14, 2011, 6:03 pm
Signed. Thanks

Caroline Vimla (16)
Monday February 14, 2011, 6:13 pm
Sighed and will forward it to others...Thanks for highlighting this

. (0)
Monday February 14, 2011, 6:15 pm

Carol H (229)
Monday February 14, 2011, 6:33 pm
signed and noted, thanks

Marta B (45)
Monday February 14, 2011, 6:37 pm
Signed. Thanks

dominique l (4)
Monday February 14, 2011, 7:11 pm
so sad, signed

Gloria picchetti (304)
Monday February 14, 2011, 7:14 pm
What's wrong with people? Signed right away.

Monday February 14, 2011, 7:45 pm

Past Member (0)
Monday February 14, 2011, 8:28 pm
Signed and noted, thanks

catherine Buchanan (113)
Monday February 14, 2011, 9:02 pm
here's an idea: just stop encroaching on wildlife!! what a concept!! allow them to live in their own habitat without the interference of humans!! oh my!! i don't even have to visit the place to know that tourism is destroying the island.

Michael L (2)
Monday February 14, 2011, 9:08 pm
Recent scientific studies consider culling as neither acceptable or desirable for the long time survival of the species.

Research has also proven that hazing causes animals to become more aggressive towards humans – hazing and aversive conditioning can essentially lower the animals tolerance of humans within their territory, especially in a contained habitat like Fraser Island where human contact is inevitable, but this cruel and inhumane practice continues.


Dogan Ozkan (5)
Monday February 14, 2011, 9:08 pm
noted and signed

Agnes H (144)
Monday February 14, 2011, 9:19 pm
Signed and noted yesterday. There is also a petition on thepetitionsite!

Star S. (54)
Monday February 14, 2011, 9:26 pm
noted and signed. Michelle , Fraser Island is part of Australia..

Cheryl B (60)
Monday February 14, 2011, 10:18 pm
Fraser Island is the largest sand Island in the world and is off the coast of Queensland..
It was once a a happy and healthy environment, the dingo shared his territory with visitors and residents and all benefited from this close and harmonious relationship. In 1992 the Island was World Heritage listed and the Government took control, realising the money making potential, the tourist dollar took precedence over the protection of the Flora and Fauna. The dingo became a nuisance, and so the Fraser Island Dingo Management Strategy was formulated.

This strategy was the beginning of the end for the dingo..dumps, where the animals foraged, were closed, the Traditional owners, fishermen and residents were forbidden to feed the animals, native food became scarce, and when a young boy was tragically killed in 2001 by a starving dingo the government seized on the opportunity to eliminate the animals.

Many animals were cruelly culled, aversive conditioning (hazing) was introduced, that is, shooting the animals with a clay pellet, which can cause broken bones or even death. Electrified grates and fences were built. Ear-tagging puppies so they could be identified for culling was the next step, this caused infections and drooping ears, which often led to the animal dying anyway. Non-lethal poisoned baits were trialled to stop them from eating human food and shock collars are presently on the agenda.

Qld National Parks continued harassment and cruel practices have changed the nature of these once shy and timid animals, they have fractured the family groups causing abnormal behaviour and changed the Island into a sad and intimidating environment where the dingoes can no longer roam free but run in terror if a ranger's vehicle approaches. The guardians have become the executioners..
If anyone is interested please visit..

Michelle E (22)
Monday February 14, 2011, 10:55 pm

Evelina Zaharieva (9)
Monday February 14, 2011, 11:02 pm
:(( Signed!

Sonny Honrado (5)
Monday February 14, 2011, 11:58 pm

Joy W (103)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 12:38 am
Noted and signed.

Fran F (118)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 12:43 am
Action taken, thanks, Yma. And Cheryl, that was excellent background information. Green stars to you both!

gini d (11)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 12:58 am
Animal Cruelty. They need to take action to prevent extinction and prevent suffering. I took action
and the Dingos will be in my positive thoughts.

michael vickers (6)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 1:40 am
Signed and noted.

Tuesday February 15, 2011, 1:52 am
Signed Thanks! Of course, most of our foxes and dingoes are very thin, as nearly everywhere the rabbits, which were their staple diet, have been killed by the celicie ( spelling?) virus. The main problem is that they are now forced to eat so many of the endangered native species. in much of Australia, there has been so much destruction of habitat, that the rabbit have been a blessing for meat eating animals. Evey time the rabbits are are killed off by the introduced rabbit viruses, the foxes and dingoes get so hungry that they attack and kill thousands of native creatures and so, there is just not enough food to sustain a never-ending supply of meat eaters. Their numbers cannot be allowe to just grow and grow, or all the small animals would be in danger of extinction. In our area, when the last batch of rabblit virus came in, the foxes were so hungry, they were even leaping in the air to catch birds. ( I saw one jump and kill a large falcon, as it flew up from the ground. our only hope for not having culls of animals like dingos, is to try and re-plant areas of bush, so that animals can find enough food so that they can live without endangering other important species. it is a hard balancing act. The environment is well and truly messed up in so many areas!! If the Dongoes ARE starving on Faser Island... What is the answer to that problem?

. (0)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 2:17 am
noted and signed, thanks

mary f (202)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 2:21 am
signed noted

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 2:31 am
signed. TY.

michelle t (41)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 3:06 am
Signed and noted

Brenda Towers (0)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 4:48 am
Noted and signed.

Jan Garen (86)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 5:12 am
Glad to see this cause has so much support - tourists and the dollar taking precedence over wildlife as usual, not uncommon in most countries.

Nancy Roussy (79)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 5:40 am
Signed and noted, thank you!

. (0)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 5:49 am
Maybe the dingo ate your baby!

मैं कछुओं की तरह

Phillip I (67)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 6:37 am
May these bureaucrats' livers be devoured by insects.

Emma B (7)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 7:12 am
Noted and signed!

Jason Green (235)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 7:16 am
signed thank you

Juliette Claparede (42)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 7:51 am
Noted and signed ! Thank you !

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 8:14 am
Noted, signed, tweeted too. Thanks.

perlita a (20)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 8:42 am
yes,this needs our attention...

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 9:28 am
signed with comment

how easy it is to say they are naturally lean when we ourselves have 3 meals daily + snack cakes in the afternoon!! When we never went hungry they say anything, so for them to avoid saying anything you should submit them to hunger, leaving them in the desert with nothing other than their "small" opportunistic person! surely they would think differently these sad bureaucrats too fat!

Yrna M (196)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 9:34 am
1006 signatures until now, the goal for this petition are 1500. Please help keep spreading the petition guys. Thank you very much to all of you Care2 member for taking action, and also thank you very much to Cheryl B for sharing the important information. Blessings.

Ana Fontan (16)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 10:14 am
Australia has shown to be very indifferent and cruel to their native species, like dingoes and kangaroos specially the later ones are undergoing cruel mass slauther as if they were a plague. Also the farm animals are very abused and mistreated. In short Australia is a cold-blooded country with regard to animals, really shameful, very sad and shameful!!

Kimberly B (89)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 10:50 am
gladly signed!

Aletta Kraan (146)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 11:00 am

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 12:25 pm
done . thanks .

liz meesters (176)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 12:51 pm
signed, thank you

Kate A (10)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 12:54 pm
they need protection now

tracey p (81)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 1:02 pm
What kind of way is this for a nation to treat its indigenous animals ? They should be cherishing such animals and doing whatever they need to do to protect and save them. This is a sad situation indeed.

Helene Cardinal (101)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 1:09 pm
Oh so sad, those poor dingo's. Signed and noted.

Rachel S (6)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 1:54 pm

Donna B (39)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 2:35 pm
Signed, shared.

linda b (186)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 2:55 pm
I don't call rib cages and bones sticking out "naturally lean" how can this government allow this cruelty to continue. Shame on them, signed and noted thank you Yrna.

Kelly H (22)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 3:41 pm

. (0)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 4:03 pm
Thank you for signing the petition "Dingoes Starving on Fraser Island"
Thanks Yrna.

Sarah G (109)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 5:13 pm
signed, thanks for posting

Marti Williams (170)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 5:39 pm

Tom Edgar (56)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 6:34 pm
So many from areas around the world pontificate on matters for which they have no qualifications.
The Dingo (Warrigal) depicted looked healthy to me, a little lean but being a hunting animal excess weight can be
detrimental, there may be other factors such as intestinal worms, unlike domesticated canines they are not wormed regularly. Man's intrusion into the, previously, sparsely inhabited areas causes so much disintegration of habitat but as far as the kangaroo is concerned overseas people are so very often wide of the mark.

It is probably true that there are, now, more Roos and Wallabies than before the white man arrived. Partly this is down to the waterholes dug and maintained along with Subterranean pumping windmills supplying water where none existed naturally.

Shooting is nowhere as widely practiced as in previous years, the market isn't there. On my property every morning and evening I can see at least a dozen feeding right up to my house. When I walk out they don't disperse until I am too close. One of the reasons that aborigines found them easy to hunt. Our local Golf Club has signs up regarding the Kangaroo Hazards. I haven't heard of any being shot, except for those humanely put down when hit by a vehicle, a common enough occurrence.

Gudrun D (447)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 8:08 pm
1,202 Signatures
Goal: 1,500
You signed this petition on 02/13/11.
Thanks Yrna.

Iona Kentwell (129)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 9:11 pm
Like so many this issue isn't black and white. While finding the right solution may be difficult or even contraversial culling and hazing cannot be the answer. Thank you to Cheryl B for more information on this.

Mike H (252)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 11:21 pm
Success!Thank you for signing the petition "Dingoes Starving on Fraser Island"

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 12:06 am
Thank you I have forgotten. I signed!

Buffy F (93)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 2:24 am
signed and shared

Henriette M (154)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 3:47 am
Signed already, Thanks Yrna..

Jo-Ann Harris (85)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 7:19 am
Noted and signed.

Jacki Hileman (20)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 3:14 pm
Only when "man" has rid this planet of the wildlife will he realse he made a mistake

emilia boccagna (15)
Thursday February 17, 2011, 4:10 am

Ana F (128)
Friday February 18, 2011, 2:47 am

Süheyla C (234)
Monday February 21, 2011, 4:22 pm
Thanks Yrna signed and noted

Lika P (130)
Friday February 25, 2011, 1:56 am
Done, thanks.

Dianne D (490)
Saturday February 26, 2011, 6:42 pm
petition signed

Robyn Townsend (0)
Monday February 28, 2011, 4:16 am
Having watched Australian Story, I am shocked and appalled at the starving dingoes on Fraser Island. What has happened to their food supply? If the choice is between tourists and dingoes, then get rid of the tourists and at the same time sack the National Park rangers who are supposed to be managing the dingo population. If domestic animals were treated like that then there would be many people facing criminal charges. Shame on Queensland for allowing this to ever happen let alone continue.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 9:57 pm
Signed. Thank you for posting.

Sini K (113)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 4:09 am
Noted, signed and thank you.

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Sunday March 13, 2011, 7:22 am
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