Ovens Valley MP Tim McCurdy calls for more to be done about wild dogs

OUT OF CONTROL: Ovens Valley MP Tim McCurdy is calling for more to be done about the number of wild dogs in the region.
OUT OF CONTROL: Ovens Valley MP Tim McCurdy is calling for more to be done about the number of wild dogs in the region.

While the Victorian government continues to stand by its plan to shoot brumbies in the high country, Ovens Valley MP Tim McCurdy believes there is a bigger problem facing farmers in his area.

In parliament last week Mr McCurdy called on the state government to act on the growing number of wild dogs impacting farmers.

"Wild dogs are again baring their teeth to the farming community in the Ovens Valley," he said.

Tim McCurdy

Tim McCurdy

"The Victorian government has dropped the ball on all things rural and while they argue in court on wanting to shoot brumbies in the high country, which I strongly oppose, wild dogs are breeding out of control."

Mr McCurdy said places including Carboor, Buffalo River, Everton and other farming communities "need more control measures in place".

"Trappers are dwindling while wild dog numbers grow," he said.

The Victorian Fox and Wild Dog Bounty was suspended on March 30 due to the coronavirus but hunting was allowed again across the state on May 13.

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