LETTER: Reader fears dingoes will be extinct
IT IS now time to seriously consider feeding the dingoes on Fraser Island.
I was just there on the weekend and saw only two, thankfully safe and sound on the northern less populated area of the island.
Twenty years ago I saw half -a-dozen in one spot.
The photo of the destroyed juvenile female showed an extremely thin animal with ribs protruding, she must have been hungry.
Human and dog interaction is totally discouraged, so being only young it probably thought the person was potential prey.
In the past, the indigenous inhabitants and the dingoes co-existed happily together.
We are keen not to destroy sharks that kill and maim surfers, but we kill the endangered Fraser Island dingo.
We feed dolphins, lorikeets, kangaroos and other native species.
Why can't in a discreet part of the Island, a feeding station be set up, banned from tourists and operated by the rangers?
In nature it is observed any well-fed animal is content and only becomes a hunter when needing to feed again.
Fraser Island natural food sources are depleted, so the dingo is constantly on the hunt.
I'm afraid I'm a pessimist, the Fraser Island dingo will become extinct in the not too distant future, because we continue to worry more about the tourists, drag away and bury beached up whales because they are smelly and flippantly kill the inquisitive hungry dingo.