Readers smash letter writer's views on "marauding dingoes"
READERS have smashed a letter writer's direction for outrage at the "litany of unprovoked attacks on visitors by marauding dingoes".
A reader says families on the beach are "menaced, walkers are stalked and viciously bitten" and that this should be the focus instead of the euthanasia of dingoes.
It comes after a dingo was humanely euthanised after it attacked a tourist on Fraser Island last week.
WHAT YOU'RE SAYING ON FACEBOOK
Toni West: "What a load of rubbish... if dingoes were attacking as this implies.. there would be many more incidents and not just a few scratches and bites as often occurs.. this is a direct result from human visitors not respecting the dingoes home.. that island."
Scott Howlett: "I'm 40-years-old, been camping on Fraser since I was 3. Never ever had an issue with a dingo. Their food sources have been removed by the same bureaucrats that now arrange for their termination when some idiot doesn't follow the rules."
Michael Stevenson: "They can be a menace and dangerous but that is no reason to shoot them. Visitors need to be told and precautions taken they are part of the island and one of the reasons people go."
Christine Hogan: "The Fraser Island dingoes have been "internationally acclaimed and publicised" as an iconic Australian tourism drawcard for how many decades now?"
Annie Minton: "Perhaps we should get rid of all the Sharks out of the ocean so the tourists can swim without fear. And while we're at it, why not just wipe out all wildlife..there won't be any need for pesky dingoes or other dangerous critters for tourists to worry about."
Salv Ochoa: "Well at the end of the day, tourists keep Hervey Bay and Fraser Island economies going. This generates hundreds of jobs directly and thousands indirectly."
Jules Morris: "The dingo's food source has been removed. What humans need to understand is that they were there before us."
Dennis Daly: "If the dingoes annoy you simple way to fix it , don't go to Fraser island, it is there home, not your playground."
Marlene Shepherd: "Fraser Island is their home. We are the visitors and they are wild animals. Perhaps the dingoes are hungry. I wonder if there are sufficient numbers of natural prey . Keep your distance and respect their home."
Kirsten Verschaeren: "If they were fed elsewhere on the island then they wouldn't be reliant on campers for food."
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