Heather Mills behind cause to save Australian dingoes, “Unique and beautiful animals”
HollywoodNews.com: One-legged veggie Heather Mills has thrown her weight behind a campaign to save a colony of Australian dingoes.
The dingoes live on Fraser Island, a 74-mile long World Heritage site off southern Queensland. Dingoes there are thought to be the purest breed in eastern Australia. But numbers have declined drastically since 2001 when nine-year-old Clinton Gage was killed there by a pack of the animals.
Since then, park rangers have used controversial methods such as electronic fences and culling to try to control them and their numbers have decreased rapidly. There are now thought to be between 120 and 150 of the animals left, with campaigners saying those still alive are often emaciated and on the brink of starvation.
Heather, Beatle Sir Paul McCartney’s ex wife, has now written an email to campaigner Jaylene Musgrave, adding her support to Jaylene’s efforts to save the animals. Heather wrote: “Australia is famous the world over for its unique and beautiful native animals. “When I saw photos and read about what is happening to Fraser Island’s dingoes I felt I had to join those in speaking out against this travesty.”
Source: Splash News