Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3


Western Australia, Dingo, Wild dog, Dingo destruction, Wild dog destruction, Vermin, Vermin Control

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Quite apart from the heavy financial losses caused in the sheep industry by the depredations of wild dogs (we use the term to cover both the true dingoes and various breeds of domesticated dogs running wild), the ghastly suffering which they cause should make every sheep-owner anxious to destroy these canine scourges wherever an opportunity offers. Wild dogs on killing sprees will maim and kill far more sheep than they can eat, but they cause the greatest suffering when teaching pups to kill. At such times, the adult dogs will disable sheep and leave them till the pups are brought up to inflict further suffering on the helpless victims. This process will be repeated again and again until the pups are able to make their own kills.