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Tiwi Land Council Passes New Laws

by 5m Editor
26 May 2008, at 7:05am

AUSTRALIA - Due to health problems that dogs and pigs are causing, the Tiwi Land Council is bringing in tough new by laws to deal with the growing number of dogs and pigs in the Nguiu Community on Bathurst Island, off Darwin's north coast.

Barry Purantatameri says elders met last week to discuss the health problems that dogs and pigs were causing in the community, writes ABC.

He says a pig cull will start today and continue throughout the week.

"The reason behind it is kids are getting scabies and they been suffering from too many dogs and pigs.

The council says there is also a rising number of dog attacks in the community, and say pigs are stomping through homes, knocking over rubbish bins and digging up water mains.

The plan has been applauded by Deputy Chief Minister Marion Scrymgourm who says more Indigenous communities should bring in similar controls.

View the ABC story by clicking here.

5m Editor