Group concerned that dingoes are still being destroyed
A DINGO advocacy group is concerned Fraser Island dingoes are still being destroyed despite a new management strategy with conservation and animal welfare as key objectives.
Save Fraser Island Dingoes publicity officer Cheryl Bryant said the another dingo on Fraser Island was recently destroyed after the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service classified the four-month-old pup as habituated.
She said the group predicted the pup would not be able to hunt successfully after a QPWS ear tag damaged its ear.
"Dingoes are still being destroyed," Ms Bryant said.
"How does this support the newly released dingo management strategy where conservation and animal welfare are supposedly the key objectives?"
She said SFID was in discussions with the LNP regarding the establishment of a Wildlife Care Centre on the island but the government had said it would need to be funded by the public.
"A pledge for assistance is now under way and has received considerable support from industry and individuals but the time frame for such a project is long term," Ms Bryant said.
The QPWS has been contacted for a comment.