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The Australian Government and the NSW Forestry Service were presenting an alternative to NSW sheep farmers for controlling the dingo population.

It seems that after years of the sheep farmers using the tried and true methods of shooting and/or trapping the predators, the Labor Government (Peter Garrett - Environmental Minister), the NSW Forestry Service and the Greens tree-huggers had a 'more humane' solution. What they proposed was for the animals to be captured alive, the males would then be castrated and let loose again. Therefore the population would be controlled.


This was ACTUALLY proposed to the NSW Sheep farmers Association and Farming Association by the Federal Government and the NSW Forestry Service.


All of the sheep farmers thought about this amazing idea for a couple of minutes. Finally, one of the old boys in the back of the conference room stood up, tipped his hat back and said, 'Mr Garrett, son, I don't think you understand our problem. Those dingo's ain't f--kin' our sheep - they're eatin' 'em.'


You should have been there to hear the roar of laughter as Mr Peter Garrett and the members of the NSW Forestry Service , the Greens and the other "tree huggers" left the meeting very "sheepishly".

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thank you for posting this I really needed a good laugh. I love the Aussie bushmans dry witty sense of humor. I loved it.
How about growing agave borders around each property?

The big spiky agave's are fire retardent and once your boundary was complete you could go in and cull ALL the dogs, rabbits or anything else.

Not even wallabies and Kangas would get through a 5m border of that.

Just imagine a dingo fence or rabbit fence made of 1000's of km of Agave
Martin, you tongue IS firmly in your cheek isnt it?
two words.
Boxthorn, Prickly pear.


Hmm? however Id grow Agave for the Tequila!
There is a story, supposedly true, about the Late (I think) Senator George Georges decades ago, inspecting the rabbit population and the damage they were doing. On the plane back from the "field trip" he was asked for his opinion. He is reported to have said that where therer were too many rabbits, most of them should be captured and taken to where there were few or no rabbits, so that the over population problem could be resolved.

Wasn't well received by graziers...

Seems like nothing has changed after quite a few decades... Maybe that heavy metal music bashed the common sense out of him!
Ray Jamieson
I hear the sparrows are dying off in England..
I sure have some I,d relocate for them, and the foxes and rabbits round here are truly plentiful oh and starlings, should we send them a present? do you think?
;-)
Agave has been here for ages and is not a declared weed.
It generally spreads vegetatively so just becomes a large patch.
I have prickly pear on my place. The seeds are extremely viable and spread easily. Then the cactoblastis hits and they become sludge
Although spiky Agave is soft and could be slashed with a tractor to keep control.
We have NO control of dingos or wild dogs particularly since the gun laws came in.
Neither Garrett or the Farmers have solutions that work.
Sure poison works but it has to be used forever with limited effect.
Agave borders would allow a complete cull of pests- a "final solution" if you like. Ha
I will stand correction, but I think this story goes back to Rus Hinze in Parliament in QLD a long time ago.

Same story, someone suggested castrating and Hinze told them the dingoes weren't copulating with the sheep, they were eating them.

Maybe someone in Qld can remember.

Still a good story though.

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