OUR SAY: Search starts to find dingo killers

SOMEONE carried out a hit-and-run attack on Fraser Island and left in their wake six dead dingoes.

The weapon used, it is understood, was sodium monofluoroacetate (1080).

According to animal liberationists the use of this chemical causes a protracted and agonising death but authorities say it is a target-specific poison and its use has become widespread. It is registered in Queensland for the control of wild dogs, feral pigs, rabbits and foxes.

And the question the Chronicle asks today is: Who did the dirty deed?

Who took it into their own hands to take out a handful of these rare and pure-bred island dwellers whose relatively few numbers are dwindling?

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service has launched an investigation and has said it is determined to find those responsible.

State National Parks Minister Steven Miles said preliminary necropsy reports point to all of the animals suffering the same symptoms which led to their deaths.

If I were the one who spread the poison I would be more than a little nervous. You see, this crime can fetch as much as a $353,000 fine.

Oh, and there also is the chance of a two-year jail term.


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