Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Wanted: Wild Dogs and Foxes, Preferably Dead; NSW Farmers after Same $100 Bounty as Offered South of the Border to Tackle Growing Pest Problem

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Wanted: Wild Dogs and Foxes, Preferably Dead; NSW Farmers after Same $100 Bounty as Offered South of the Border to Tackle Growing Pest Problem

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NSW Farmers called on the NSW Government this week to immediately introduce a bounty on wild dogs and foxes to help control the growing pest animal problem across the state.

NSW Farmers president Fiona Simson said NSW landholders were reporting one of the worst pest animal seasons they had experienced, with wild dogs in particular.

She said pest animals were costing Australian agriculture, urban areas and our natural environment approximately $1 billion each year.

C[pounds sterling]That doesnCOt even take into account the social costs which can be devastating to our farming families,C[yen] she said.

The Victorian Government doubled its bounty on wild dog pelts this week from $50 to $100 as part of its four-year bounty program for foxes and wild dogs.

Ms Simson said a consistent and co-ordinated approach to pest animal management was needed because foxes, wild dogs and other pest animals donCOt recognise property or state boundaries. …

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