OPINION: Koala cull

IT HAS been reported that they are going to cull the koalas because there are too many and they are stripping all the eucalypts.

It is sad if this has become necessary, I have not heard of anyone being opposed to the idea.

Kangaroos are being culled from time to time, but still roam in their thousands, destroying everything in sight and a menace to both country people and suburbanites.

Yet, the mere mention of culling those stinking , disease ridden flying foxes (fruit bats) and most people become hopping mad.

Bats are deemed a threatened species, how can this be when we see millions of them in the sky at night.

Conservationists say we need the millions of bats to carry seeds around.

I think our native birds do a very good job of that and don't cause the same destruction and health problems.

I am amazed that the powerful horse racing industry has not spoken out in favour of culling the bats.

So many horses are losing their lives to bat related diseases.

Get stuck into culling flying foxes and help protect our farmers who have to meet huge costs, keeping these marauders at bay.

We don't need millions of fruit bats.

BETTY LOWIS

Bundaberg



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