In Tasmania, tourists were asked not to chase wombats with selfie sticks and not to leave them human food.

Anyone can sign an online promise not to interfere with marsupials.

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Visitors to the island of Maraya in Tasmania were asked not to take a selfie with the wombats and not to “chase” animals with selfie sticks. The reserve, located on the island, has issued an online petition that can be signed.

The text of the petition is a promise not to harm the nature of the island and the animals living on it. It is available in English and Chinese. At the time of this writing, 423 people signed the promise.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]I promise to respect and protect those who wear fur and feathers of the inhabitants of Mariah. I will remember that you are wild, and I promise to treat you accordingly. […][/perfectpullquote] [perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Wombats, when you walk past me, I promise not to stalk you with my selfie stick, or to approach your cubs. I will not surround you and try to raise. I will check that I have not left the trash or food from breakfast. I promise I’ll let you stay wild.[/perfectpullquote]
from the text of the petition of the reserve Mariah
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