22 August 2007

Dogs of Manly allowed to savage wildlife

A late walk at Marine Parade, ending at Shelly Beach Park usually ends up disappointing. The majority of dog owners display very anti-social behaviour. Despite signs all over to keep dogs on leashes, they are off the leash and even deliberately chased on to the beach or into the small fragments of bush. Today a dog chased a very small Bandicoot and 2 Possums. When asked to restrain the dog, the owner defended all and nearly assaulted the person pointing out the matter. This is not the exception, but the rule.

Let's have a wildlife day in Manly. People who live here because of its natural assets would like to see the native animals and plants protected - instead of 'going to the dogs'. Any industries to sponsor such an event ?

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