Australia: Dingoes For The Dog Meat Trade?, pet centric, #fightdogmeatAustralia: Dingoes For The Dog Meat Trade?

Is Australia going to farm their iconic dingo for dog meat in Asia? An Australian conference will discuss this proposal as the country teeters on the brink of entering the dog meat trade. One presentation is entitled “Creating dingo meat products for South East Asia – potential market opportunities and cultural dilemmas” with topics on harvesting dingoes for meat. What are your thoughts?

Harvesting is code for dog farms, similar to South Korea where dogs are born into iron cages, live on iron-mesh flooring and never get to touch grass under their paws or run at speed and stretch their legs before being brutally slaughtered for meat. There is no humane method to slaughter dingoes or dogs for human consumption., pet centric, #fightdogmeat

Dingo on Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia.

As a front line fighter of the dog and cat meat trade and an Australian wildlife animal rescuer, I am beyond appalled. To implicate Australia with the barbaric dog meat trade is one step before introducing it to Australian shores, where public outrage would erupt.

It is terrifying to think our iconic dingoes ‘and wild dogs’ are currently the topic of discussion to become part of the dog meat trade. Dingoes are not domestic dogs and have unique physical capabilities which are generally impossible for dogs., pet centric, #fightdogmeat

Superior flexibility and ability to totally relax when suspended.

Dingoes can go three weeks without a drink. This phenomena was uncovered in a dingo-tracking study being carried out in some of Australia’s harshest desert country. Dingoes choose a mate for life and when it’s partner dies, it is not uncommon for the living mate to “mourn itself to death.” Dingoes cannot bark and are locked genetically into annual breeding cycles.

Purebred dingo fast facts:

* the dingo’s joints in their paws are all double jointed, allowing them to rotate their wrist joints, giving them enormous range in extracting eggs, opening gates or doors, etc with their paws.
* the dingo’s head is huge, with a very large brain and extremely large jaw bones. If their head fits into a space, the rest of their body can squeeze through too.
* dingoes have peripheral vision of 180 degrees without turning their head.
* dingoes can rotate their head right around past their spine in both directions.
* dingoes are the epitome of a survivor. Read more: click here., pet centric, #fightdogmeat

A dingo on Fraser Island.

If the decision goes through, Fight Dog Meat will do all in my power to shame and expose everything I can until the decision is revoked. Most Australians believe our wildlife should be protected and not harvested by for profit. Profiteers should not be promoted as ‘conservationists.’ Do NOT implicate Australia with the cruel and barbaric dog and cat meat trade!, pet centric, #fightdogmeat

Conference confirmation of the presentation for Dingoes to be put into the Asian dog meat trade.


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24 thoughts on “Australia: Dingoes For The Dog Meat Trade?

  1. Deborah Burns - July 30, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    This is appalling, horrible news.
    There will be nothing humane about exploiting dingoes for the dog meat trade.
    Such backwards thinking. Money, money, money. Killing wild dingoes to add to the terrible and cruel dog meat industry just so a few people can make blood money??
    People all over the world are working to STOP the dog meat industry – this is so disgusting to even propose this as an industry.

  2. Kate kerslake - July 31, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    That has made me sick to my stomach. The thought of our beautiful dingoes being
    Skun alive is abhorrent

  3. jan wanrke - July 31, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    This is so disturbing I have no words. I visited a dear friend in Cairns a 16 yrs ago. I loved the place and the people. Have you lost your dam minds? This is not the way its done folks. Dog meat trade is being stopped in small steps but that is the goal. It is deplorable that this is the best you can come up with. When I was there this place melted my heart. Had never seen a more cultural and smart place to live. I think you should rethink some things and get back to your better days.

  4. Kate Little - August 1, 2016 at 4:33 am

    The dog meat trade is disgusting and NOT Australian culture.
    What sort of person thinks this is OK? I’d love to hear how anyone could justify it without mentioning money.
    Leave nature to nature and stop playing little Gods.

  5. Kobus Hinsbeeck - August 1, 2016 at 7:27 am

    Strange how certain people want to export a product that is illegal to consume in their own country. Almost like christians exporting violence, where killing is not allowed at home. Or America fighting wars in other countries. Or peaceful countries (not many left) sending their very own young beautiful people to go and fight and get killed in a strange far away place. 1080 Has no antidote, similar to cruelty and stupidity, but when these three blood rituals gets combined, they can destroy our world. So, how does Australia want to ensure 1080 free dingo meat to Asian markets, if they are using 1080 everywhere all the time? Will these dingoes be sent alive for popular dog cruelty festivals? Instead of expressing dislike of these festivals, these people not only endorse it, but want to supply cruelty meat as a proudly Australian product. This is simply a part of the very same system that has been trying to kill, hate, maim, torture and destroy beauty and loyalty, of which the dingo is the spiritual symbol, for every human being on this planet. What people do to animals they will do to other people. History has shown this to us every single day, over and over again.

  6. Sandra - August 1, 2016 at 8:12 am

    I have tried to sign petition.. it is not accepting my post code.. I am from UK……..????

    • MIchele Brown - August 1, 2016 at 10:29 am

      Please try using zip code 4000 and that should go through.

  7. Pam Denham - August 1, 2016 at 8:31 am

    I have just read this and I am physically ill.THIS MUST NOT HAPPEN !!!,It is barbaric and disgusting and in a civilised Country like Australia should NEVER even be on the table.

  8. Nick108 - August 1, 2016 at 8:52 am

    I think much better to send the politicians for politician meat to Asia, as live trade, then leave all our wild life alone. This must never go ahead. Dingo Chop Suey, NEVER!

  9. Gail Powell - August 1, 2016 at 9:06 am

    Why would anyone want to promote this cruelty, unless you have been living under a bush for the past few years, you can not say you agree with the to turn that any animal used in the ” Dog and Cat Meat Trade wil, endure, it’s the worst cruelty on this earth.

  10. Ceasar Bern - August 1, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Horrendous, unnecessary and disgusting. This is not an “industry”, its carnage. The whole world is creating and participating in campaigns to stop this crime, wrongly called “industry”, in the Asian countries, why would Australia want to get into it? A society reveals itself by how it treats its animals. Those cruel towards their animals are also cruel towards other humans.

  11. Shona Sherson - August 1, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Abhorrent practice what are you thinking Australia??

  12. lynda74 - August 1, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Australia involved in this horrific meat trade for Asia is a utter disgrace especially with our iconic dingoes. The dingo is NOT a domestic dog. FFS this is just horrific to even consider the dingo. Greedy pieces of garbage to even consider the barbaric meat trade.

  13. Sharron Sinclair - August 1, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    This is Outrageous 😡

  14. Patsy - August 2, 2016 at 2:14 am

    This is an appalling way to earn money. We are trying to stop the cruelty in China with the dog meat trade are these people insane have they not seen what they do to these poor dogs and puppies boil them alive skin them alive and also with cats. They are also discussing sending donkeys there what next Humans.

    They are very cruel but no no different the people who do it are peasants.

  15. Jacki East - August 2, 2016 at 5:03 am

    This is not just about whether or not people should eat dogs. This is about STOPPING CRUEL & INHUMANE TORTURE OF DOGS in several Asian countries. Australia should be supporting the campaign to stop it happening. It would be illegal to do even ONE of the things Asian countries do to dogs before they finally boil them alive and put them out of their misery. Let alone all the sustained torture they inflict on them to “enhance the flavour”. By even SUGGESTING this barbaric idea Ben Allen is supporting the torture of dogs in Asian countries. Ben Allen has become synonymous with abuse of dingoes in recent weeks and this is just another example of it. He and his father tell the media they “love dingos” while trying implement several barbaric plans involving inflicting pain and suffering on them. Even if they were to package the dingo meat here there would be no point unless they subjected the dingos to pain & suffering before they killed them. Most Asian countries insist on it. Also, some countries do NOT eat dog meat as a tradition – it’s only recently been invented to boost tourism via “dog torture festivals”. Even people in those Asian countries are desperately trying to get the trade banned (and it’s actually banned in some but laws are ignored) and many people lose family pets to the industry stolen by unscrupulous meat pedlars. So no matter which way you look at it, Ben Allen is proposing that Australia play an active role in furthering the torture of all dogs in Asia by using our own wild dogs as part of the dog meat industry. This is not acceptable & should be stopped before it does any more damage to Australia’s reputation. Ben Allen should be stripped of all his degrees/awards relating to ecology. He is a disgrace to the profession.

  16. Michelle Young - August 2, 2016 at 8:15 am

    Absolutely Not! Slaughter of the companion animal dog is abhorrent, and consumption of even a wild dog in anything other than dire emergency, is unclean, and unnecessary in this day and age. Stop dealing with these uncivilized peoples who think it’s perfectly ok to flay an animal alive because the torture, terror and agony ‘improves’ the flavour of a meat… maybe that’s why they want dingoes, so the screams of pain don’t give them a headache during the processing of the flesh…

  17. Lulu Gosling - August 2, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    After reading and seeing one photo of a dog being skinned alive in China, left me traumatized …this is barbaric to say the least…and to think Australia is thinking of contributing to this shocking trade is quite disturbing…Please do not be a part of this cruel and vicious slaughter…this is not something to be taken lightly…the cruelty of dogs and cats needs to be stopped and to think an Australian is even contemplating this as acceptable, makes me sick to my stomach

  18. Eileen - August 2, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    what is the matter with the Australian government this is just wrong

  19. David - August 3, 2016 at 12:05 am

    Curious that you would show the only pure breed dingoes in Australia that are under a complete protection order and insinuate that they are going to be sold for dog meat. This could not happen and would not happen so please do not lie about the facts. The crossbreed dingoes that are being discussed are currently shot and poisoned in large numbers across Australia and left to rot. Considering the cost to real farmers (not balcony vegetable gardeners) this would and could provide a valuable resource to helping protect the pure breed dingoes and repopulate Australia with true dingoes. Instead of getting emotive and bull shiting online about the presentation you should at least make an effort to understand the pros and cons of a sustainable conservation principle backed by the IUCN. Pretty disappointing to see so many keyboard warriors go off with the miss-information presented here.

    • MIchele Brown - August 3, 2016 at 3:58 am

      David, I do not support ANY animal being put into the dog or cat meat trade, or any form of slaughter for that matter. There is no humane way to kill dogs for human consumption, especially in large numbers. I have written articles on Dingoes and are very aware of the fight they are in for survival, with man as their enemy. I am also very aware of blame put onto dingoes which rightfully should go to crossbred dingoes and the brutal treatment of them. Whether it is crossbred or true dingoes, I do not support Australia joining the dog meat trade in any way.
      For over a decade, every day I look after around 80+ kangaroos. 20+ koalas and thousands of other marsupials, wildlife, birdlife, marine life and reptiles. So please do not refer to me as a “keyboard warrior” – that’s possibly more applicable to you. For the record: I do not eat meat or fish or dairy, etc. As an Australian myself, I find it interesting that you would be happy to have the dog meat trade on our shores, by tying Australia to a brutal trade which millions of people around the world are fighting to end. I am a front line fighter of the dog and cat meat trade, fighting to end the trade across Africa and Asia, and beyond. The last thing we need is Australia stepping into it too. Thank you, Michele Brown. Founder. Fight Dog Meat.

  20. Jingbo Wang - August 3, 2016 at 2:10 am

    I am surprised this is even in the discussion and this is a question. No, No, No, No more animal’s suffering.

  21. Julie Rice - August 6, 2016 at 11:53 am

    Absolutely disgusting and horrendous…..these pathetic excuses for humans, need to see with their own eyes what happens…I have been involved with IFAW,HSI,PETA…just to name a few. The information and images of absolute cruelty, are soul destroying…I have cried myself dry…imagining the pain and horror……Knowledge is power….ignorance is bliss…….

  22. Regine - August 10, 2016 at 5:39 am

    Stop voting for all those that call themselves politicians, thats where it starts, boycott them! It isn’t enough to say it is cruel and awful. They are all corrupt and will do anything to please other countries, make money, serve their ego, we have seen this in americanising Australia! The world has always been a cruel place and the ones that are responsible are the humans! Personally I have no respect for humanity as a collective, but applaude those few that have the courage to help free many suffering animals. I wouldn’t be able to do it, I suffer with them! Hopefully we will have another cataclysm to cleanse the earth once again.


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