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PETITION: SAVE THE DINGO - AUSTRALIA’S MOST ESSENTIAL, ECOLOGICAL ASSET

PETITION: SAVE THE DINGO - AUSTRALIA’S MOST ESSENTIAL, ECOLOGICAL ASSET

To the Honourable Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives

I refer to the controversial topic of the DINGO in which it has been broadly deemed as a pest and wild dog. I plainly state that it is neither, and that contrary to what you and most Australians might think, it is obvious that this animal has been grossly misunderstood in terms of its ecological role and functional capabilities within the Australian eco system.
It is absolutely clear to me that due to this misconception, and due to the ongoing onslaught against the dingo, a downward trophic cascade has been set in motion and is now reaching catastrophic levels and spiralling out of control, causing massive over populating of animal species on the one hand, and massive extinction and endangered animal, bird and plant species on the other.
I firmly believe that the removal of the dingo is the direct cause of many of Australia's ecological problems, and that the protection and reintroduction of the dingo is the one and only long-term solution, failing which, the problems will only get worse. I also believe that we have a very small window of opportunity to salvage the situation, and if we don't act wisely and speedily, we will lose this last chance, and will have to suffer the consequences of a collapsed eco system and bring international disgrace to this awesome country.
I therefore call on you to urgently re-evaluate the role of the dingo (through enlightened resources), with intention to mandate their protection and re-introduction throughout the Australian Mainland, as a powerful, long term, conservation solution, to help bring the system back under natural control, and thereby transform an exceedingly dark situation into an extraordinary light one.

To complete my request Mr. Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives, I would like to share with you an excerpt of the wording I have prepared to present to the public in my out-reach for this cause. It is an elaboration of my petition to you, and I believe it will help you to consolidate the realisation that the dingo issue is not a lost cause, but rather, that it holds the key to the solution of a large number of Australia’s major and minor ecological problems.

Please read below

“Established eco-systems have a natural order of coherence and will thrive if left to their own devices. If any link is broken, the entire system will have to re-adjust. If a vital link, the apex predator for example, is removed, this could cause a downwards trophic cascade which will topple the system as it desperately attempts to re-adjust itself, causing catastrophic, irreversible damage in the process.
In Australia, this vital link is the dingo. Time attests to this as it has held its apex position ever since its integration into the system about 10,000 years ago. It is directly due to the dingo's incredible ecological competence, in which they preserve animal species by regulating both predator and prey animals (as well as their own kind), and keep them at sustainable levels, that we have been able to witness the long enduring, vast and unique biodiversity of the Australian continent, a treasure, in and of itself, to behold.
Today, this treasure is rapidly eroding and is now spiralling exponentially out of control, as a direct consequence of the ongoing persecution against this keystone, cornerstone, iconic, masterpiece of an animal which is now an ‘honorary member’ on the endangered species list. “

Thanking you all for your time

Josef Lasarow

Why is this important?

SAVE THE DINGO - AUSTRALIA’S MOST ESSENTIAL, ECOLOGICAL ASSET

It is no secret that the Australian ecological system is in dire straits. With massive over populating of kangaroos, foxes, feral cats and fast growing numbers of ferral dog and dingo/dog hybrids, and many other issues on the one hand; on the other hand, the largest extinction rate of animal, bird and plant species in the world, and a huge list of endangered species; it brings to my urgent attention that something within the eco-system is severely out of balance.
Established eco-systems have a natural order of coherence and will thrive if left to their own devices. If any link is broken, the entire system will have to re-adjust. If a vital link, the apex predator for example, is removed, this could cause a downwards trophic cascade which will topple the system as it desperately attempts to re-adjust itself, causing catastrophic, irreversible damage in the process.
In Australia, this vital link is the dingo. Time attests to this as it has held its apex position ever since its integration into the system about 10,000 years ago. It is directly due to the dingo's incredible ecological competence, in which they preserve animal species by regulating both predator and prey animals (as well as their own kind), and keep them at sustainable levels, that we have been able to witness the long enduring, vast and unique biodiversity of the Australian continent, a treasure, in and of itself, to behold.
Today, this treasure is rapidly eroding and is now spiralling exponentially out of control, as a direct consequence of the ongoing persecution against this keystone, cornerstone, iconic, masterpiece of an animal which is now an ‘honorary member’ on the endangered species list.

It is time for governments, researchers, the farming industry and the public arena, to realise that dingoes are not dogs, nor do they function like dogs, and that the role that they play is vital to the survival of the Australian eco-system.

With regards to the farming industry, research has shown that foxes are responsible for about 10% of livestock losses, whereas dingoes are responsible for about 1%. If dingoes are left to their own devices, they will regulate the fox numbers and consequently livestock losses will drop to about 4%.
In the USA, ecologists are learning that it is more viable to protect the wolf (whose role is very similar to that of the dingo) rather than to oppress it, for the sake of ecological well-being. The result is a more stable, bio-diverse eco-system, which requires less management, becomes more cost effective, and which also results in fewer livestock losses. In Washington state the government is now re-compensating farmers for those fewer losses, and so a win-win-win situation is created by attuning our systems to Nature. This is the result of healthy organic management.

WE URGENTLY NEED TO LEARN THESE LESSONS IN AUSTRALIA, AND THE PUBLIC URGENTLY NEEDS TO TAKE INITIATIVE.

In my opinion the protection and reintroduction of the dingo back into the Australian system is the penultimate, cost effective, simple, organic solution which will help to solve problems all across the boards, from an eco-instability crisis, animal over population crisis, fox and feral cat and dingo/dog hybrid crisis, animal extinction and endangered species crisis, eco management crisis, and all the way through to a human social adjustment, where society will learn the true value of harmonising with nature. And to top it all we will have saved the dingo, the animal we set out to destroy in the first place.

With this, I call on the conscience of each and every Australian, no matter what your position, to weigh this matter deep in your heart, and decide on whether to:
- ignore the dingo and its ancient capabilities and allow the Australian eco-system to collapse into ruin
OR
- to open your eyes, your hearts and your minds and make a sharp turn towards the way things should ultimately be.

The decision is yours.
Do the what YOU believe is the right thing to do.

INSIST THAT OUR GOVERNMENT PROTECT OUR DINGOES

PLEASE SIGN BELOW AND HELP MAKE AUSTRALIA A BETTER AND HEALTHIER PLACE

AUSTRALIA

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  • Todos estamos habitando y pisando sobre un ser vivo , DONDE los dingos tienen derecho a vivir libres y no solo a sobrevivir. Gracias a mi hija Melisa quien vivio poco tiempo entre Ellos me transmitio todo el amor u cuidado . Son animales de poder divino :) Gracias a Dios!
  • I truly Belive dingoes protect us. Wolf are wise. Respect them is respect ourself. Thank you Joseph for all You have done ! No words ! Thankyoufully :)

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