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  1. G'day everyone. We are back for 2020 with a couple of major projects ahead of us. First and foremost is the African Swine Fever information project in which we are partnering with Australian Pork, The Federal Department of Agriculture, Departments of Primary Industries or their equivalents in every state and territory, various specialist research bodies, other hunting organisations and anyone else with an interest in the nation's environmental, agricultural and economic future. To bring you up to date, ASF (African Swine Fever) has travelled the world wiping out domestic and wild pig herds
  2. OK everyone in NSW. There is an online survey underway which asks about the suitability of the RSPCA and the Animal Welfare League to administer animal cruelty law in NSW. It hasn’t been publicised and we certainly haven’t been informed about it but one of our people spotted it anyway... It closes on November 29. Please take the time to fill it out. We take the view that animal cruelty law should be administered by the police or a properly constituted government agency rather than a politically active lobby group. Up to you to answer the questions as you see fit. However, p
  3. The Daily Liberal has published our response today.... The Australian Pig Doggers and Hunters Association say ban call is baffling By Craig Thomson The Australian Pig Doggers and Hunters Association (APDHA) has congratulated deputy mayor Stephen Lawrence for his support of pig dogging. APDHA National Vice President Ned Makim said a ban on pig dogging would directly threaten a national African Swine Fever early warning strategy designed to link hunters, domestic pork producers and government agencies from coast to coast. Cr Lawrence recently slammed shadow treasu
  4. Had a few people blowing up to me about the unfairness of it all.... These people, who attack us, don’t give a about us, the cockies, what we do, whatever. It’s all part of the game. They want headlines so their voters can say ‘look at Fred. He’s fighting for us, we should support him’. all of them are staunch. We just have to counter as best we can and embed ourselves as best we can with government departments, industry bodies, anyone. The African Swine Fever thing is a great example. The NT committee members built good relationships to the point at which various important people aske
  5. This is our response... Our response to the latest call to ban us... (See the relevant report below) A NSW Labor MPs call to ban pig dogging is a direct threat to a national African Swine Fever early warning strategy designed to link hunters, domestic pork producers and government agencies from coast to coast. Pig hunters, through the Australian Pig Doggers and Hunters Association, have been instrumental in bringing together a national awareness campaign on the threat posed by African Swine Fever which has already reach East Timor. The APDHA is also partnering with the N
  6. Another call to ban legal, ethical hunters... The APDHA has been asked for a response and will provide it next half hour. When it will make the paper is a matter for the newsroom but there are already positives. The first is that the APDHA has been asked to add its voice to the discussion on behalf of hunters. The second is that pig Doggers have already been defended in print by Dubbo community representatives. That’s the good news here. Now please consider any public responses you might want to make on the matter. The haters will be looking for evidence that we are all just boofh
  7. Sorry for the layout. The article came in with some coding on it I cant remove yet. I'll work on it.
  8. One of the APDHA's partners in this awareness program is the group representing Australian commercial pork producers, Australian Pork Ltd. General Manager, Policy Deb Kerr recently flew to Darwin to talk specifically with the APDHA about pig hunters' role in African Swine Fever (ASF) awareness and management...The key issue right now is that ASF is in East Timor about 650km from the NT and it has the potential to wipe out the commercial and wild pig herds if not managed correctly. This is Australian Pork Ltd's position on the issue...(Note the graphic we have used is from Europe and some minor
  9. From the NT Department of Primary Industry and Resources. African swine fever has been confirmed in countries close to Australia including Timor Leste. Travellers, pig owners and hunters should follow the advice below. African swine fever (ASF) is a highly contagious disease of pigs. It doesn't affect human health. An ASF outbreak in Australia would have a serious impact on the pork and agriculture industries. How it spreads ASF spreads easily by direct contact between affected pigs or by exposure to contaminated items including: feed feed ingredients equipm
  10. AFRICAN SWINE FEVER If you haven't already heard of African Swine Fever, now is the time to pay attention. In short it is a disease sweeping the world and has killed about 25 per cent of the world's domestic pig population. It has no cure. It is now in East Timor only about 650kms from the Northern Territory. It has obvious repercussions for our domestic pork production, including the impact on 35,000 jobs. But why should pig hunters care? There are many reasons you should care, beyond the impact to jobs, the nation's food security, worldwide food security and the nation's eco
  11. I’ve taken Paul hunting a couple of times and he’s stayed at my house. He’s a decent bloke. Up to you blokes whether or not you are comfortable chatting to him but I have been and I’m happy to vouch for him. Just tell him the truth, we are all saints and kind to kittens... Cheers.
  12. Come on. Join the fight. We need all the help we can get. $80 a year... https://www.apdha.org.au/apdha-membership/join-apdha
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