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Dogs in National Parks

Postby South_Aussie_Hiker » Mon 01 Jan, 2018 5:34 pm

It doesn’t appear that these are service animals.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lrVXFNZl_Ao
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Re: Dogs in National Parks

Postby davidf » Mon 01 Jan, 2018 6:00 pm

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Re: Dogs in National Parks

Postby Tortoise » Mon 01 Jan, 2018 6:10 pm

Shouldn't he be traceable and prosecutable?
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Re: Dogs in National Parks

Postby Strider » Mon 01 Jan, 2018 6:33 pm

*&^%$#@!.

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Re: Dogs in National Parks

Postby ofuros » Mon 01 Jan, 2018 7:25 pm

Tortoise wrote:Shouldn't he be traceable and prosecutable?
I hope so...
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Re: Dogs in National Parks

Postby L_Cham_67 » Mon 01 Jan, 2018 8:14 pm

I remember bumping into a guy when we were descending Snowy South once who was heading up with a full pack on and was being companied by his 3 legged dog. Me being me, I was too polite to say anything about it, and just said something about the lack of a fourth leg. :?
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Re: Dogs in National Parks

Postby Xplora » Tue 02 Jan, 2018 6:51 am

Send it to the Parks people.
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Re: Dogs in National Parks

Postby north-north-west » Tue 02 Jan, 2018 7:11 am

Looks like the same dogs that were seen being taken through . . . was it the Southern Range . . . a few years back. These people are serial offenders.
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Re: Dogs in National Parks

Postby ofuros » Tue 02 Jan, 2018 9:41 am

As Xplora says, give Parks a heads up & if your unhappy with his conduct leave a comment on his YouTube page...by his attitude in the comments section, you probably won't change his viewpoint though.
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Re: Dogs in National Parks

Postby iaindtiler » Tue 02 Jan, 2018 10:35 am

That's appalling!!! I love my dogs, but a NP is no place for them. I once came across man and dog descending snowy south as well, dog was not particularly friendly to me , so can imagine how unfriendly it was to native animals. Let's hope this character and his dog are stopped
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Re: Dogs in National Parks

Postby Nuts » Tue 02 Jan, 2018 12:08 pm

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Re: Dogs in National Parks

Postby Tortoise » Tue 02 Jan, 2018 12:53 pm

Thanks, Nuts. I couldn't keep watching it all the way through!
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Re: Dogs in National Parks

Postby ofuros » Tue 02 Jan, 2018 12:55 pm

Must of missed that bit too...cheers.
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Re: Dogs in National Parks

Postby north-north-west » Tue 02 Jan, 2018 12:55 pm

Clueless. Gets lost trying to skirt Vera off-track so he doesn't get caught. No navigational sense or equipment by the look of it.

Not a lot of consideration for the dogs, either. At least one of them did not want anything to do with those bridges.
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Re: Dogs in National Parks

Postby stepbystep » Tue 02 Jan, 2018 1:23 pm

I'll pass onto media, see if they can get a statement out of pws.
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Re: Dogs in National Parks

Postby tastrax » Tue 02 Jan, 2018 1:47 pm

It is being dealt with by PWS
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Re: Dogs in National Parks

Postby ILUVSWTAS » Tue 02 Jan, 2018 2:03 pm

tastrax wrote:It is being dealt with by PWS



Good work Phil!
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Re: Dogs in National Parks

Postby stepbystep » Tue 02 Jan, 2018 2:07 pm

tastrax wrote:It is being dealt with by PWS


Great! Maybe they can use it as a chance to inform the public as to why it ain't cool...
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Re: Dogs in National Parks

Postby South_Aussie_Hiker » Tue 02 Jan, 2018 3:30 pm

Towards the end of the Youtube video, he writes

First dog to climb Frenchmans Cap


Funnily enough, that’s exactly what I thought ;)
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Re: Dogs in National Parks

Postby ILUVSWTAS » Tue 02 Jan, 2018 4:14 pm

South_Aussie_Hiker wrote:Towards the end of the Youtube video, he writes

First dog to climb Frenchmans Cap


Funnily enough, that’s exactly what I thought ;)



Only because no-one else is stupid enough to take them in there.....
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Re: Dogs in National Parks

Postby South_Aussie_Hiker » Tue 02 Jan, 2018 4:26 pm

You missed my point I believe. The dog reference should not be assumed to be with reference to the canines.
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Re: Dogs in National Parks

Postby ILUVSWTAS » Tue 02 Jan, 2018 4:29 pm

Hahaha nice.... :twisted:

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Re: Dogs in National Parks

Postby stepbystep » Tue 02 Jan, 2018 10:34 pm

South_Aussie_Hiker wrote:You missed my point I believe. The dog reference should not be assumed to be with reference to the canines.


Nah, those dogs(and any dog) are nicer than 99% of humans. So your assertion is crude/crass/dumb and therfore entirely human. i.e. well below dog...remember who made the video... Woof!
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Re: Dogs in National Parks

Postby crollsurf » Wed 03 Jan, 2018 8:23 am

I’m a dog owner, I agree strongly in this case and in most cases, that dogs should not be allowed in NP’s but not all cases. Anywhere that is wilderness or of significant heritage value should never allow dogs into the park. But this blanket “No dogs allowed” leads to dog owners ignoring the rule and just accepting the fine if caught, it’s not a criminal offence. I would like to see some common sense in this regard.

There are many areas which are not wilderness and have no significant heritage value, full of rubbish, high-power lines, roads, horse manure, feral animals and fire trails that have been eroded by bike riders, horses and 4WD’s.

If it was up to me, I would allow dogs in certain areas, particularly urban areas. Every dog would need to be microchipped, owners must carry doggie bags and have a NP “dog” pass to enter. I would up the fines dramatically for infringements, I wouldn’t allow camping with dogs (there are State Forests for that) and use the money raised through fines and passes to increase funding for eradicating feral animals.

There is a lot of money to be made by NP’s if they used common sense in this regard. And if dog owners don’t show common sense, fine the living daylights out of them.
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Re: Dogs in National Parks

Postby stepbystep » Wed 03 Jan, 2018 2:57 pm

He has been fined by PWS. I hope the police look at the video 12:45 in, he throws rocks at a snake. That's a seperate offence.
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Re: Dogs in National Parks

Postby South_Aussie_Hiker » Wed 03 Jan, 2018 3:31 pm

Good job PWS.

As for the snake, I didn’t watch the whole thing until you said about it.

I wish it had got him on the way past.
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Re: Dogs in National Parks

Postby slparker » Wed 03 Jan, 2018 3:33 pm

South_Aussie_Hiker wrote:Good job PWS.

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Re: Dogs in National Parks

Postby Overlandman » Wed 03 Jan, 2018 4:28 pm

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Re: Dogs in National Parks

Postby north-north-west » Wed 03 Jan, 2018 4:59 pm

$330 fine is sod all. Should be a grand minimum, plus suspension of his Parks Pass (assuming he has one).
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Re: Dogs in National Parks

Postby ofuros » Wed 03 Jan, 2018 5:59 pm

Hopefully, a lesson learned.... :roll:
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