Lindy Stacker, Binna Burra, Northern Rivers Wildlife Carer
Thank you for bringing to the attention of your readers the importance of responsible dog ‘ownership’. Like many of my friends I was appalled and saddened to read that companion dog ‘owners’, could simply just let their dogs run wild on a beautiful family friendly beach.
Steve Medcalf deserves an Order of Australia Award for his selfless valiant efforts. What a guy and how lucky our Shire is to have such a compassionate and courageous man. Without his determined efforts this mega stressed wallaby would have died.
It is incumbent on pet ‘owners’ to keep their dogs on leads and keep their pets in at night. This is the LEAST we can all do considering we have historically treated our precious wildlife with such arrogance and contempt. We have stolen THEIR habitat , poisoned, baited ,erected barbed wire fences and generally persecuted them to the point where ALL of our wildlife is endangered because of our behaviour.
Having said this I feel very blessed to be apart of THIS community as overall people are very switched on, caring and kind. The destruction of our fellow sentient beings, who have survived for millions of years before our appearance breaks my heart. They ask for so little and we demand sooooooooo much.