Pooches Killing Wildlife On Qld Island

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Pet dogs left to roam free are killing large kangaroos and posing a threat to people on North Stradbroke Island, off Brisbane, www.evernote.com it's been claimed.

There is division in the community about the future of pets on the island, with indigenous owners saying unrestrained dogs have killed up to 24 roos recently and harassed a group of visiting school children.

"A long-term phase out of domestic dogs and cats has been raised and a mature discussion around this and other options needs to occur," Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation President Cameron Costello said in a statement on Friday.