Victoria's Fox and Wild Dog Bounty: INEFFECTIVE, UNSCIENTIFIC, CRUEL.
Foxes and wild dogs are intelligent, playful animals with amazing similarities to our companion dogs and cats.
Yet, the Victorian Government awards prize money to hobby shooters for every fox and dog killed across the state.
This incentive has encouraged a mass cruelty event that has impacted both target and non-target species. Since dingoes are extremely difficult to differentiate from wild dogs, this threatened species is often caught in the crossfire.
The Fox and Wild Dog Bounty Program has cost tax-payers $17 million dollars despite no proven conservational value.
There's no denying the damage to wildlife and the environment from these predator species, but effective humane alternatives exist, and they must be explored.