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In New South Wales, a series of punitive Acts against dingoes and wild dogs has been enacted since sheep and cattle were introduced with European settlement. Predation of sheep and sometimes calves by wild dogs can be financially debilitating for some livestock enterprises that are adjacent to or within wild dog-inhabited terrain, and this is the impetus for current policies on wild dog management.

Baiting, with meat baits containing compound 1080, trapping and exclusion fencing are the major techniques used to control wild dogs. A strategic approach to the management of wild dogs, where the wild dog problem is quantitatively defined, a plan of action is devised and implemented, and the progress of the plan monitored and evaluated, is promoted.

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