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Need for Concern


The faithful old dog is under attack again  and it's time all dog owners stood up to be counted on the issue '

It would appear that between the National Parks Association  (supposedly a non government body Ha Ha Ha ) and the NSW National Parks a legitimate government body    now in some smke and mirrors dea are l under the control of the DECCW
( Department of  Environment  Climate Change and Water ) there are firm plans to ban dogs from beaches  and the Hastings Council is shaping up as the testing ground for the changes in beach policy

The real concern stems from the fact that somewhere in there the Marine Parks Authority is  lurking around in the corridors of power .  Now with Marine parks Authority controlling from the Mean High Water Mark (MHW) to a distance out to sea  and the National Parks controlling from the Mean High Water Mark  ( MHW) for a considerable distance inland  it will not present a quantum leap for either organization to impose a total exclusion on any human interface with their recreational environment .

This type of  behind the scence  not public consultatiion  action that has become the conner stone of the NPA operations.  Make no mistake you only have to access their policy website tand read their aims and objectives to relalize your outdoor  recreational pursuits are  under threat  . Not only dog owners  but an entire  list of outdoor activities have or are about to get the chop  if ceratin departments get their way .

If you share my  dogs concerns then I suggest you look at what is under threat in your area and get the pollies off their gingers and make waves to stop this  attack on your life style and that of your pet

Try this guy for a start he seem to be a lateral thinker of the environmental issues at least he has one head and speaks plain  English 

Duncan.Gay@parliament.nsw.gov.au

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I know it doesn't seem fair Wombat, but did you know that Sharks can smell a dog on the beach about 2 K's[or Miles, I can never remember which, but I think it's Miles.] out at Sea ?
Not an old wives tale.

Cheers,
xina.

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thanks for the heads up, I have contacted the address given and will have a yak with Geoff (our local member) when i get released

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xina wrote:

I know it doesn't seem fair Wombat, but did you know that Sharks can smell a dog on the beach about 2 K's[or Miles, I can never remember which, but I think it's Miles.] out at Sea ?
Not an old wives tale.

Cheers,
xina.



Your right  they can pick up beach smells like blood , fish baits,  wounded fish , horses  wildlife like Kanga's even the old harmless Wombat if they enter the water   so excluding dogs won't prevent sharks patrolling the beach looking for  a likely food supply.   Research has shown that a shark will swim by a dog to get a go at a swimmer,  croc's on the other hand will attack anything that's even close to the water .

The problems that arise from this form of exclusion policy is that the NPA and NSWNP have very clear cut policies calling for the exclusion of human interface with the bush as we now know it .  So it's not only dogs that are under attack any  or all of the following recreational of occupational pursuits are at risk

Free range cattle feeding, bush walking, kayaking,  mountain bike riding, 4WD clubs
camping , horse and pony trail riding,  Free camp caravaning.    This is already evident in my area by the reduction is size or the total closure of some camping sites  or the removal of what  dismal  facilities that were there.

Lets face it if it isn't held  as freehold title  then it's either native title  lands or National Parks,  In any case access can and will be excluded  as seen fit by minority share holders.  For confirmation of  exclusion policies   adopted by  organizations  that governments at all levels  rely on for advice just go to this site are read on 

http://www.npansw.org.au/website/index.php?searchword=policies+&option=com_search&Itemid=

I do apologize for appearing one eyed on this topic , it's just that I'm "P" off with dark green  'A' Holes  been allowed to push their dark green policy views  at the expense of rationale scientifically based debate.  This very group were the people who had high country grazing and horse riding banned from the Snowy high country,  now the place is over run with weeds and feral cats.

 

 



-- Edited by Wombat 280 on Friday 5th of March 2010 07:55:37 PM

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First let me say that I love dogs, I have two border collies.

BUT

I just spent a week on the beach in NSW mid north coast and I got sick of having to step around dog CRAP on the beach.

Maybe if there were more responsible owners who picked up after their dogs, this situation would not have arisen

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