Wild Dogs

Constituency Question - Wild Dogs

08 May 2018

My constituency question is to the Minister for Agriculture. I would like to know when the government will provide more resources to control the increasing number of wild dogs in north-east Victoria. Terry and Jan Ring, who live at Upper Ryans Creek, tell me that the wild dog situation is the worst they have seen or heard about in 33 years of farming. They have a sheep property, and they have seen as many as 12 different dogs at one time.

Honourable members interjecting.

I note the interjections from those opposite about big cats, which shows that they have no concept of how destructive and devastating wild dogs are to farming communities. Our wild doggers do a fantastic job, but they are stretched. They have few resources, and it is time that the government provided more support for wild dog control in north-east Victoria.

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