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Byron Shire
May 22, 2022

Wallaby death SGB

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To the family that allowed their large black dog to repeatedly attack and maul the beautiful wallaby on South Golden Beach Monday afternoon:

Despite refusing to give your names or take any responsibility for this cruel and vicious act – you know who you are.

You let your dog run amok through the sandhills and bush, repeatedly attacking and mauling an innocent animal, and making very little attempt to stop it.

Council have been contacted and I only hope they will be able to track you and your crazed, dangerous dog down.

If you are unable or unwilling to train your dog or keep it on a lead you are not welcome to walk it unleashed in our community.

The poor defenceless wallaby will certainly have died from its painful brutal injuries or shock. For certain, native animals attacked in this way do not live.

You made little attempt to restrain your dog and obviously you cannot keep it under ‘effective control’ – it is not entitled to walk off-leash, even in a dog beach area. That is the law.

Your insistence that you could do what you want on a ‘dog beach’ area, and I was to ‘get f****d’, was both offensive and dangerous.

I would suggest you urgently report this attack to Council – as I have done – so proper due process can occur to have this dangerous dog removed from our area.

Your attitude to the attack, and your young family’s disregard for wild animals was appalling. Please, do not bring your vicious, untrained, unleashed dog to South Golden Beach again.

You have created a risk that we will all have our access to dog walking areas removed, and your dog is a very real danger to wildlife, people and other well-cared-for and trained pets.

Name withheld, South Golden Beach

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