Dingoes deserve better

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.

Dingoes in Australia are threatened by habitat loss, trapping, poisoning and shooting.

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.

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Australia’s dingoes: Vital yet villainised

Australia’s dingoes: Vital yet villainised

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…

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Dingo bounty trashes Victorian Labor conservation legacy

Dingo bounty trashes Victorian Labor conservation legacy

The writing is on the wall that the Victorian Government is set to announce a return to a bounty on ‘wild dog’ scalps within a few days, a perverse decision in direct conflict with…

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South Australia’s war on dingoes a costly and cruel blunder

South Australia’s war on dingoes a costly and cruel blunder

On the first of April the South Australian Government made an announcement we wish had been an April Fools’ joke: a $100,000 ‘wild dog’ bounty paying $120 for photos of recently killed dingoes –…

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