National plan for wild dog control

NOT JUST SHEEP: Craig Johnson mourns the loss of six of his best miniature dorpers – Minnie, Pants, Booffo, Dinner, Chocolate and Muffin.
NOT JUST SHEEP: Craig Johnson mourns the loss of six of his best miniature dorpers – Minnie, Pants, Booffo, Dinner, Chocolate and Muffin.

WOOL Producers Australia has brought together critical industry stakeholders to develop a national action plan to combat the economic and personal devastation caused by wild dogs across rural Australia.

A new national steering committee has been established representing significant national peak bodies and government to guide the project and shape a new strategy for tackling wild dogs.

The chairman of the project steering committee Jim McKenzie (Vice President of WoolProducers Australia) said wild dogs have become an increasing problem across all grazing industries on mainland Australia.

"Not only are they a serious direct productivity issue, but they are recognised as a serious animal welfare and environmental concern," Mr McKenzie said.

"Industry can't afford red tape or ill-informed groups prohibiting the use of the tools currently available.

"Due to predation from wild dogs, farming sheep in some areas is no longer viable."

The new steering committee aims to harness commitments across different stakeholder groups to tackle wild dogs and then develop a national action plan to decrease the impact of wild dogs, in accordance with best practice.

The steering committee will be consulting widely throughout the development of the National Action Plan. WoolProducers encourage stakeholders to provide input and to keep updated with progress at www.woolproducers.com.au.

Topics:  biosecurity, feral animal control, wild dogs



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