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Illegal dumping of offal waste

Monday 28 October, 2013

Parks Victoria Rangers were alarmed recently when they discovered offal waste, including cattle heads and feet, was illegally dumped in the Jarvis Creek Regional Park in Northern Victoria.

The male offender from the Tallangatta area was issued with an infringement notice ($289) for littering under the Environment Protection Act.

Parks Victoria Ranger in Charge-Upper Murray, Scott Thomson, said the offence was particularly disappointing as neighbouring landholders to the park were experiencing wild dog attacks at the time.

“Local Wild Dog Controllers were working hard to trap the offending wild dogs and dumping offal in the park only served to attract and encourage the dogs.

“In addition, the Environment Protection Act provides for offenders to be directed to remove the litter they have deposited, which in this case was not a particularly pleasant task”, said Mr Thomson.

Landholders are reminded that dumping litter of any sort on public land, including offal and dead livestock, is an offence.

Offenders who litter on public land face a fine of up to $5,700 if the matter proceeds to court.



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