Path of destruction for the Fraser Island dingo.
YOUR STORY: It is very disappointing and disheartening to learn of the destruction of another Fraser Island dingo; a juvenile female, sibling to the animal recently struck and killed by a vehicle.
Six pups were tagged in the Eurong area as they were considered likely to become 'habituated,' that is, lose their natural wariness of people.
Two are now dead and the fate of the other four is unknown.
This is a never ending story for the Eurong pack.
The alpha female breeds each year and each year her pups are destroyed, rarely does one survive to adulthood.
There is controversial research suggesting the death of one or two animals is irrelevant as it will not affect the population as a whole, but is it irrelevant?
Doesn't every life have value? Since an accurate population is unknown and genetic diversity is an issue, we cannot assume that the death of even one animal will not have consequences. It certainly has consequences for the Eurong pack.
It's time to consider alternatives and end the 'humane destruction' of young, vibrant and vital animals.
Save Fraser Island Dingoes Inc. - www.savefraserislanddingoes.com