Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Travel Toilet?

Tourists Are Using Famous Site as a Toilet

Tourists are using one of Australia's most recognizable natural icons as a toilet, a story by the Northern Territory News reported.

Andrew Simpson, general manager of a Central Australian tour company, said tourists have been making the half hour climb up Uluru and taking toilet paper with them. "They're *****ing on a sacred site,'' he told NTNews, and waste and trash are also making its way down the sandstone rock formation and into a sacred pool.

Also known as Ayers Rock, Uluru is sacred to the Aboriginal people of Anangu and listed as a World Heritage site, which aims to protect and preserve "cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity." Simpson has created a proposal to ban climbers from the rock.


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