Dingoes not native dogs and should be thinned out and removed from Fraser island
Letter to the Editor
What absolute stupidity to spend millions of dollars of taxpayer money on a Dingo Fence (CM15/5) when your family cannot get medical attention, when ambulances are waiting long periods to get patients medical attention — that is stupidity you elected into parliament. Politicians who would sooner spend money on dingo’s than saving your families’ lives.
The Dingoes on Fraser Island need to be removed, they were introduced there years ago, they are not native animals, all native animals are marsupials or monotremes. Genetic studies show Dingoes arrived in Australia with the migration of Southern India aborigines about 4,000 years ago when they migrated from Borneo through Sulawesi to Australia.
DNA shows Dingoes lost multiple copies of a starch digestion gene while living with agricultural people possibly in Borneo, Indonesia, which identifies their origin.
About 4,000 years ago the Tasmanian Tiger or Thylacine existed on the mainland, as it was a solitary animal as dingoes hunt in packs, they eventually wiped out Thylacines.
These dogs should not be allowed in the wild, they are no different to any other feral animal: they are however one of the most intelligent dogs alive and must be kept for breeding.
Their genes are what make Australian cattle and sheep dogs the world’s smartest and most reliable working dogs.
G J May
Who are the real Environmental vandals?
The Hon. Ms. Kate Jones has now abandoned her portfolio as Minister for the Environment and resource Management, but before leaving she has attempted to win votes and influence people by offering incentives to the Tourism Industry this includes allowing tour operators to move from three-year permits to 15-year agreements, but operators are worried that the costs of new best practice might hit their bottom line. The ex Minister has also established an enforcement unit to crack down on environmental
vandals and investigate breaches of the law.
At a cost of more than $27 million dollars these enforcers will audit businesses and sites across Queensland, but perhaps the Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) would be better off auditing their own management practices before embarking on a crusade to save the State.