Letter to the Editor (Wild Dog Bounty Backflip)

Monday 31 October 2016

Dear Editor,

Wild dogs destroy our livestock and native animals, and take an emotional toll on our farmers.

This is not new, so it beggars belief that our city-centric Labor Government have spent two years dismantling Victoria’s Wild Dog Control program.

Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford wasted two years playing politics with a program that was developed with heavy community input and was proving worthwhile.

It is disgraceful it took Ms Pulford so long to listen to country communities.

The Liberal-Nationals will always stand side-by-side with regional Victorians to fight for their best interests, and there is more to be done to get the Wild Dog Program back on track.

The Andrews Government must address the red tape issues that force wild dog controllers to apply to the Environment Department to do their important work.

It is not good enough that one Government Department is thwarting another’s efforts to control this destructive pest.



Peter Walsh

Leader of The Nationals

Shadow Minister for Agriculture

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