Courtesy of Tom Creasing
Special to The Libertarian Enterprise
Hungry dingoes near the central Queensland [Australia] coast are
stalking neigborhoods in their hunt for food.
Rockhampton Deputy Mayor Jom Rundel said the wild dogs from the
Mount Archer National Park on the city's eastern boundary were causing
alarm in nearby suburbs. The packs of dingoes are wandering through
neighborhoods in search of food, but the people living there are
powerless to do anything.
"You can't bait within two kilometers of a residence ... you can't
shoot in a residential area," Rundel told the country's ABC radio.
"Plus with the gun laws, no one has a gun anyway."
This item first appeared in the "Earthweek" section of the Portland
Oregonian science page, 15 July 1998. It was sent to us by attorney
and raconteur Tom Creasing, who reminds us, "All animals are created
equal -- some just take longer to cook."