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Post by Oldbloke » 09 Mar 2023, 4:24 am

I think re-wilding has its place. But reintroducing the dingo to control cats and foxes. DOH, got a feeling the sheep might get targeted first. Have these people got half a brain?


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Post by straightshooter » 09 Mar 2023, 6:17 am

Half a brain? If only they did.
One only needs to research the history of how Ibis were once thought to be a declining and potentially threatened species, were bred up in captivity and "rewilded" to understand how they became the ubiquitous pest that they are today.
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Post by womble » 09 Mar 2023, 8:29 am

Keep introducing apex predators until we get lions.
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Post by geoff » 09 Mar 2023, 8:59 am

Sheep predation is an economic issue. There is an element of emotional toll and distress for landholders that comes with stock losses, but bigger picture wise this is an economic concern.

Controlling cats and foxes is an ecological lense. Sheep don't kill birds and lizards etc - cats and foxes very much do.

There is no sheep farming anywhere on a dead planet....
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Post by MtnMan » 09 Mar 2023, 10:24 am

WA is solving the sheep predation issue by shutting down sheep live exports and therefore wrecking the industry in WA. Won't be any sheep for predators to eat
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Post by straightshooter » 09 Mar 2023, 10:36 am

womble wrote:Keep introducing apex predators until we get lions.

I just realised that had been thought of before.
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Post by Billo » 09 Mar 2023, 10:48 am

MtnMan wrote:WA is solving the sheep predation issue by shutting down sheep live exports and therefore wrecking the industry in WA. Won't be any sheep for predators to eat


I wonder how the Sheep farmers survive in other states......
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Post by Oldbloke » 09 Mar 2023, 10:50 am

straightshooter wrote:
womble wrote:Keep introducing apex predators until we get lions.

I just realised that had been thought of before.
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Post by animalpest » 09 Mar 2023, 11:36 am

MtnMan wrote:WA is solving the sheep predation issue by shutting down sheep live exports and therefore wrecking the industry in WA. Won't be any sheep for predators to eat


Thats the Federal government's decision. Not WA government
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Post by niteowl » 09 Mar 2023, 2:57 pm

Billo wrote:
MtnMan wrote:WA is solving the sheep predation issue by shutting down sheep live exports and therefore wrecking the industry in WA. Won't be any sheep for predators to eat


I wonder how the Sheep farmers survive in other states......


Because they are not geared up for the export industry. Regardless of opinions of the trade, you cannot just shut down a legitimate industry and not have major consequences.
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Post by animalpest » 09 Mar 2023, 5:57 pm

Agreed, look what happened when they shut down the northern trade of cattle.
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