Letters to the Editor: 17 September 2020

Increase in hoon activity

Following on from the report of hoon activity in Dawesville, this also extends to the Bouvard area and I am sure further south. Unlicenced cars roaring around doing burnouts all times of the day and night, off road motorbikes and quad bikes using the footpaths and roads with no regard for anyone. No number plates to be able to report them. Please Mandurah police and rangers, can you step up the patrols down this way as we pay rates too.

Julie Marai, Bouvard

Now a dangerous enemy

I pose a question for the 20,000 people who signed Andrew Hastie's petition that called for the protection and defence of Australia's "sovereignty".

Are you prepared to volunteer to fight the Chinese or would you be comfortable seeing your son, daughter, father, mother or spouse being called upon to fight a country of 1.5 billion people who are heavily armed with huge amounts of sophisticated weaponry?

This government has turned our once biggest customer for Australian produce into a dangerous enemy by siding with the war-hungry USA and its inept leader, Donald Trump.

Philip Bradshaw, Mandurah

Artwork ahead of its time

Amazing the foresight of some people. Forget the big pineapple, the big prawn and the big banana, check out the sculpture on the Mandjoogoordap Drive exit into Mandurah. The Big COVID Virus.

Marty Razey, Wannanup

Motorists, watch out for ducks

With the duck season underway please motorists take care when driving near ponds, lakes and other waterways. I live opposite a lake and this week I have had to bury three wood ducks, the ones with grey bodies and dark brown heads. They were all killed crossing the road from the lake. The one I buried this morning had his mate killed only two days before and because they mate for life he was grieving for her. He kept going back to the edge of the road where I had removed her body and this morning he was lying dead on the grass next to the roadside. So sad.

Ken Stewart, Dudley Park

No place for horses

The ugly scenes of confrontations between police and protesters at the Queen Victoria Markets on the weekend were bad enough. But right in the middle of the shouting mob were a team of police horses. Horses shouldn't fight our battles for us.

Mimi Bekhechi, P.E.T.A. (Abridged)

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Matthew Smith sent in this awesome drone shot of whales and a bodyboarder off Madora Bay beach. Email your photo to editor@mandurahmail.com.au

Matthew Smith sent in this awesome drone shot of whales and a bodyboarder off Madora Bay beach. Email your photo to editor@mandurahmail.com.au