The latest update from the National Wild Dog Action Plan.
Brutal horse attacks stir action
Earlier this week, PestSmart shared the tragic story of two women at Fortis Creek, NSW, who were forced to euthanise their horses after they suffered horrific injuries from of a wild dog attack. The issue highlighted the extent of the wild dog problem and as a consequence LLS intends to re-establish baiting programs in the area.
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Victorian Wild Dog Management Advisory Committee meets
Aerial baiting, ‘real life’ perspectives of living with wild dogs and Parliamentary Inquiry recommendations affecting the wild dog program were just some of the topics discussed at last month’s meeting at Omeo, Victoria.
Attended by the National Wild Dog Management Coordinator Greg Mifsud, the meeting heard a Parliamentary Inquiry into the Control of Invasive Animals on Crown Land has recommended ongoing evaluation of the current wild dog and fox bounty systems.
It also heard information on Victoria’s first ever Animal Welfare Action Plan and the upcoming review of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 requiring community and industry consultation.
Greg spoke on the delivery of aerial baiting programs including aircraft types used in different landscapes, bait rates, costings and results from field trials to provide a national overview.