Pig hunters' feral conduct
FERAL pig hunters in the Gympie region have been urged to do the right thing when it comes to disposing of their kills, after the remains of several feral pigs were dumped in wheelie bins on the outskirts of Gympie last week.
Council waste portfolio councillor Mick Curran asked hunters to be considerate of others and bury the remains of any animals they shoot on site, or take them to a council landfill.
The council was forced to take quick action last Tuesday after hunters dumped the remains of carcasses in five residential wheelie bins overnight, one a recycling bin.
The nearby residents lifted the lids on bins that day to discover "swarms of flies and an overpowering odour of putrefying meat".
Stuffed inside five horse feed bags that had been dumped in the bins were the dismembered bodies of feral pigs "laying in large pools of blood in both waste and recycle bins which were not schedule for emptying that week".
"Not all feral pig shooters have the ethics, manners or morals as a couple of your recent letter writers proclaim," the residents told The Gympie Times.
"An inspection next morning by an environmental protection/waste treatment official discovered that the pigs had obviously reincarnated overnight and decided to share their gore with further bins among the clustered wheelies."