Basil is a kind and attentive host, particularly when evening scraps are his due. He might be ugly, scarred and with a bad case of bung-eye (I forgot to get some Golden Eye ointment for his conjunctivitis from the local clinic) that hopefully should be cleared up in a few days. He isn’t riddled with ticks and is obviously reasonably healthy – in mind and body. In all he is just a normal dog – except that he is (technically) homeless.READ MORE
This brings us back to the Notice at the Nyirripi Store and begs the following question.
Has anyone bothered to ask the locals if they want the Police to shoot their dogs?
No? I thought not.
Dingoes play an important role in Australia’s ecosystems; they are apex predators and the continent’s largest terrestrial predator. Because of their attacks on livestock, dingoes and other wild dogs are seen as pests by the sheep industry and the resultant control methods normally run counter to dingo conservation efforts.READ MORE
Many years ago I had a T-shirt produced by local Darwin artists Chips Mackinolty and Therese Ritchie. On the front of the shirt was a woman talking to her husband about a request from their child, who was standing before them resplendent in one of those cheap cowboy outfits we all had as children. From the foggy mists of memory she was saying something along the lines of “Johnny wanted a Cowboy Outfit for Christmas. So I got him the Northern Territory Government.” Colin Holt’s show, “30 Years of Chief Ministers – the official portraits we should have had” runs from 8 July to 4 August at the Alice Springs Public Library.READ MORE
AMRRIC is covering a wider field now in that we are trying to help out with not only facilitating vets into communities but also to help the local Shires with legislation, trying to increase awareness at the Federal government level of the problems with animal management nationally and we are also trying to increase education of the community.READ MORE