Since colonisation Australia’s dingoes have been relentlessly persecuted, mostly in the name of protecting farm animals. The archaic and cruel methods used to kill them remain largely unchanged in 200 years, not only causing…
Dingoes are top order predators and play a vital role in fulfilling critical ecosystem functions which actually help to protect other threatened native species.
Dingoes are often trapped, poisoned and shot in the name of livestock protection, despite evidence that lethal control programs are largely ineffective as a livestock protection measure and may even exacerbate impacts.
HSI works to encourage farmers to invest in alternative, effective livestock protection measures such as guardian dogs, and to make sure that dingo hybrids (some degree of cross-breeding with domestic dogs) have the same protections as pure dingoes when they are performing the same role as a top predator.