Australian Antarctic Territory Issued Stamps on Dogs who Saved Macquarie Island

australian antarctic dogs stampsEleven dogs, mostly springer spaniels and Labrador retrievers, worked tirelessly to hunt and eradicate rabbits and rodents from Macquarie Island.And they have now been recognised with a series of Australia Post stamps. Dog handler Nancye Williams said the island owed its pest-free status to the dogs. “Macquarie Island would not have its rabbit and rodent-free status without these dogs,” she said. “To see them on the stamps I think it’s a lovely and worthy tribute.”

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