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Aerial baiting in north-east Victoria to help control wild dogs

Victorian Government has secured approval for aerial baiting and trialling interstate supply of fresh 1080 baits.

April 4, 2014 9:17am

The Victorian Government has boosted farmers’ arsenal in the fight against wild dogs by securing approval for aerial baiting and trialling interstate supply of fresh 1080 baits.

Agriculture and Food Security Minister Peter Walsh said the two new measures showed the strength of the government’s commitment to controlling wild dogs.

‘‘Aerial baiting was a key election commitment of the Victorian Coalition, which I am proud to now see being fulfilled,’’ he said.

The Department of Environment and Primary Industries will begin aerial baiting at three sites each in north-east Victoria and East Gippsland in May.

‘‘On top of this, we are also providing livestock producers in Gippsland and north-east Victoria with increased access to fresh 1080 baits as part of an interstate trial program,’’ Mr Walsh said.

‘‘Authorised 1080 bait users who live on or manage land in participating parishes can now buy fresh and shelf-stable 1080 baits from the South East Local Land Services Bombala depot or the Murray Local Land Services Holbrook depot.’’

State Member for Benalla Bill Sykes last week welcomed the move to boost approval for aerial baiting and trialling interstate supply of fresh baits.

‘‘I have continued to advocate on behalf of landholders for increased measures to help control the wild dog problem and I applaud the Victorian Coalition Government’s commitment to controlling wild dogs,’’ he said.

The Victorian Farmers Federation also welcomed the decision.

VFF president Peter Tuohey said they had been calling for the use of aerial baiting for many years and the Federal Government approval was a win for farmers.

For more information on aerial baiting visit www.depi.vic.gov.au/wilddogs

To view a interstate 1080 bait supply fact sheet and eligible parishes visit www.depi.vic.gov.au/1080

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