Dog owners criticized the act in Kakadu National Park
A photo of two dog owners taking their pet on a walk in a popular national park has sparked outrage among Australians.
The two women took their Pomeranian with them as they went for a walk in Kakadu National Park, 151 kilometers south of Darwin.
A picture of the couple with their pooch was later posted on Reddit, where social media users were outraged that dogs were not allowed in national parks.
In the photo, the two women can be seen wearing shorts and sleeveless tops, chatting together in the park area.
Two visitors (pictured center) were beaten up for taking their pet into Kakadu National Park
A woman wearing a backpack is seen carrying the pooch in her left hand.
The user who shared the picture online criticized the couple’s negligence and brutally reminded them of the rules that prohibit taking dogs into national parks.
“Why do people think they are above the law and can take their dogs anywhere,” the user wrote
It’s not that it makes me mad. National parks have these rules for a reason.”
“Leave your dog at home.”
A Parks Australia spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia that those who take their dogs into the park will face fines of up to hundreds of dollars.
“As part of environmental protection and the preservation of biological diversity.” (EPBC) By law, visitors are not allowed to bring dogs into Kakadu National Park,” the spokesperson said.
“Guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs may be taken into the national park, but must be kept on a leash.”
“The EPBC law imposes a range of penalties for bringing dogs into the national park, including violations of $626.”
Dogs are not permitted in national parks, which are considered Commonwealth lands under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act
Users were quick to comment on the post, with some agreeing with the frustrated user who complained about the visitors.
“Yes, it crunches for me!” A few years ago I saw a few gray-haired nomads with their dog without a leash in the water at Douglas Hot Springs. No maintenance factor, even though there are signs saying “no dogs allowed” everywhere,” wrote one.
“It’s not hard, there are signs everywhere saying ‘Dogs forbidden in national parks,'” said another.
However, others defended the two women and pointed out that not everyone is breaking the rules.
“To be fair, I had no idea about the laws in national parks and regular parks until my partner mentioned it [sic]” wrote one user.
“If I were traveling somewhere with my dog, I could have easily taken him somewhere he doesn’t belong.”
Kakadu National Park (pictured) in the Northern Territory is a World Heritage Site covering a total area of 20,000 kilometers
Kakadu National Park is one of the largest parks in Australia.
The World Heritage site covers a total area of 20,000 kilometers.
Since the late 1970s it has been leased by traditional owners to the Director of National Parks and monitored by Indigenous owners and national park authorities in Australia.