Feral deer destroy shrubs, ringbark trees, trample rainforests, wallow in wetlands, wreck orchards and vineyards, and they’re a hazard on our roads.
The state government’s recent East, West and Peri-urban Victoria Deer Control Plans and commitment of start up and ongoing funding is a great move.
Reducing the spread of feral deer and eradicating new and emerging populations where possible is essential. Now we need to see work done to remove protections for feral deer under the state’s Wildlife Act.
Ask your ministers to protect wildlife, national parks, local businesses and communities by urgently listing feral deer as a pest animal.