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Byron Shire
May 15, 2021

Park shooting is murder

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‘Shoot nothing but film, and kill nothing but time.’ These words are vital in relation to the tiny remnants of land reserved as national parks.

My understanding was that an important purpose of NPs is to provide sanctuary to sentient beings, including humans.

So, all these years, families have been discriminated against and kept out of these parks just because one member of the family happens to be a dog, albeit a well-educated one at the end of a collar and lead. Might fertilise a tree, can’t have that.

But now recreational shooters – ie murderers who think of it as leisure and recreation to willfully cause fear, terror, panic, deathly pain, and immeasurable suffering (not always followed by the mercy of death). Let’s face it; these people get a thrill out of violence and murder – that’s why they do it! These terrorists have now been welcomed in to the most sacred spaces on our earth: national parks.

Oh, and will a government watchperson be accompanying each shooter along their hunt to ensure they are sober, ‘sane’, etc? No, I thought not. Wouldn’t want to be mistaken for a duck, would you?

Ida Wilson, Mullumbimby


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  1. Thankyou for your heartfelt thoughts Ida,
    but unfortunately dog feaces is toxic to wildlife and native habitat.
    We must remind everyone about their responsibility to collect all
    dog poo, even in the bush, bag it and put in rubbish bin.
    L. Ray


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