Council staff I have personally spoken to freely admit to a ‘dog problem’ in and around Byron Shire.
Having been bitten by a dog some 700 metres past a ‘No dogs’ sign on Brunswick Beach I can attest to the issue at hand.
In 25 years of regular visits to this area I have never seen a ranger on the beach, and no, the police are not interested in out of place dogs when they occasionally patrol at low tide looking for naked people.
The dog issue revolves around those owners who are ignorant, often abusive and just plain selfish tossers who will never do the right thing in the absence of real enforcement.
Meanwhile, what’s left of the native wildlife and other residents continue to suffer the consequences.