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    Question Dog Shooting

    If anyones interesting apparently there an episode of the 'George Negus' show on tomorrow night 6.30 pm channel 10 (this is for Perthians I'm not sure about the other states sorry!) on dog shooting in rural areas.
    Just thought I'd post a heads up as I'm interested on everyones take.

    Whether it should be done to eliminate the 'pack' problem or what should be the go..

    I have no real strong opinion on this as I would hate for my dog to get out and be shot as a 'feral', yet I (and I'm sure most of you) have seen what a pack of dogs can do. Ideally I'd love every dog to be given the chance to be retrained and rehomed but unfortunatley I know they arent given that.

    Just curious as to others opinions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexie44light View Post
    If anyones interesting apparently there an episode of the 'George Negus' show on tomorrow night 6.30 pm channel 10 (this is for Perthians I'm not sure about the other states sorry!) on dog shooting in rural areas.
    Just thought I'd post a heads up as I'm interested on everyones take.

    Whether it should be done to eliminate the 'pack' problem or what should be the go..

    I have no real strong opinion on this as I would hate for my dog to get out and be shot as a 'feral', yet I (and I'm sure most of you) have seen what a pack of dogs can do. Ideally I'd love every dog to be given the chance to be retrained and rehomed but unfortunatley I know they arent given that.

    Just curious as to others opinions!
    I used to work on a farm out west, and seeing what a pack of "feral" dogs can do to livestock and other dogs is very disturbing. Sometimes these dogs need to be shot etc to save the farmer's business and income. However in saying this the farmers in the area had an understanding that any dog with a collar on were not to be shot. Some farmers even gave the dogs high vis vests so that they could be distinguished from the feral dogs in case they got out. Not saying that this method was 100% effective but still its better than just shooting any old dog that happens to go on to your land!

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    As country girl turned city girl, I wish there was some other way but I think the realism is there isnt..

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    Yeah unfortunately the reality isn't too good. I think the way they are going about it is wrong though. They're about to implement in a law in Queensland where you recieve $50 for shooting a feral dog (with proof). But whose to know whats a feral and whats someones pet?
    What if people take pet dogs decollar them and shoot them for the money.. How can the Government people tell its really a 'feral'. I doubt they'd microchip every carcass to determine its status!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexie44light View Post
    Yeah unfortunately the reality isn't too good. I think the way they are going about it is wrong though. They're about to implement in a law in Queensland where you recieve $50 for shooting a feral dog (with proof). But whose to know whats a feral and whats someones pet?
    What if people take pet dogs decollar them and shoot them for the money.. How can the Government people tell its really a 'feral'. I doubt they'd microchip every carcass to determine its status!
    Wow they are paying people for feral dogs.. ?? Thats just crazy, how can they police and as you say Prove that?

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    maybe deny payment until dog has been scanned, would deter people from the idea of shooting for money! A lot of shooters i know dont shoot for money, they shoot to save the native wildlife etc

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    I agree and think that is the only reason to shoot, not for the 'thrill' or for the money reward. Its coming into effect soon and is $50 for dogs and $10 for foxes. I doubt they'd even have a scanner.. Its just so horrible that innocent pets could die because of greed.

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    As far as I know, any unknown dog on a sheep farm is a liability and any farmer may shoot it. I am really really careful with my dog when we're out in country areas. We lost our first dog to a farmer who shot it because it was where it should not be. Farmers shoot first and ask questions later. They can't afford to be asking questions if their sheep are under threat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    As far as I know, any unknown dog on a sheep farm is a liability and any farmer may shoot it. I am really really careful with my dog when we're out in country areas ....... Farmers shoot first and ask questions later. They can't afford to be asking questions if their sheep are under threat.
    same here, I can't blame the farmers for doing it, but I would hate for it to be my dog

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    We are farmers, we have cattle and neighbours have sheep.
    This is the reason that we built the pen nearly a year ago as if the 3 dogs were out together (or even 2 of them) they would pack and run off for hours.

    Any farmer has the right to shoot to protect stock.

    Collars can be difficult to see at a distance and it would not matter if they had them or not if they were attacking.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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