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I was moved and saddened last Friday (31/7/15) to see a grave at the Alcorn Street end of the Byron to Suffolk Park cycle track, opposite the beach entrance.

A small mound was decorated with fresh leaves and banksia flowers, and bore a beautifully crafted wooden marker, which read (to the best of my recollection) ‘

This small female wallaby was killed by an uncontrolled dog. Please keep your dog on a lead on the footpath.’

I was even more saddened today (Sunday 2/8/15) to see that someone had removed the grave marker with its pertinent message.

I’m a dog owner myself, but can only applaud the maker of this little monument. What a shame that someone was unpleasant and small-minded enough to destroy it.

Jane Fellows, Byron Bay

 


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