Why Hunt Feral Animals in Australia

An Overview of Feral Animals

The most popular animal that has been given the term “feral” is the cat because it delivers kittens that some owners can not manage to care and feed for. Some of these cats are also abandoned by their owners and when they reproduce, these newly-born creatures become more unwanted by society. The same situation goes for dogs.

There is a campaign purposed to eradicate feral animals because of their negative effect on animal ecology and to humans. Because they have engaged in ferocious behavior suited to their new habitat, they are no longer called companion animals.

In Australia, feral animals do not only comprise of dogs and cats but of bigger kinds like the red fox, the fallow deer, brown hares and rabbits, the swamp buffalo and the single-humped camel.

Feral animals refer to a group of animals that have been domesticated but are now in a steady condition that resembles the wild animals. Feral animals in Australia charm the world with their perfect mix of danger and exoticness.

How Feral Animals Do Harm

These animals were introduced to Australia by early settlers mainly for hunting purposes, and for food. Fox hunting was an exciting game, so they brought it down under, and red foxes proliferated. Smaller native animals such as birds, bilby and bandicoots are eaten by the re ad fox.

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The brumby (feral horse), pigs, swamp buffalo and camels are animals that have escaped from domestication or were released into the wilds. These animals are quite huge in sizes and they consume much food. They eat the food of small native animals, pollute the water sources by trampling on them and spread diseases to other animals.

These animals reproduce fast, especially the rabbit family. They threaten the survival of native animals by eating their food and destroy the habitat by creating burrows.

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A Need for Feral Control

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Thus, the idea of hunting feral animals in Australia as a kind of control is acceptable. At any rate, there are enough animals that have been domesticated and if people want to have pets, they should source their animals out of wholly domesticated species.

Bigger animals are hard to capture if they are not hunted down. In addition, adoption will not be applicable to these animals; foxes, dingos, camels and buffalos do not make much attraction of being held as pets, in the same line as they are now wild.

It is not a light matter to realize that a considerable number of these animals are living in the Australian forests.

Feral animals refer to a group of animals that have been domesticated but are now in a steady condition that resembles the wild animals. They eat the food of small native animals, pollute the water sources by trampling on them and spread diseases to other animals.

Hunting them is one way to control the threatening feral population. The cities only have either dog or cat pounds but not enough space and manpower for feral and astray animals. Feral animals are different from stray ones, because ferals are considered “wild” due to lack of positive human interaction.

Feral animals are different from stray ones, because ferals are considered “wild” due to lack of positive human interaction.

Thus, the idea of hunting feral animals in Australia as a kind of control is acceptable. Resorting to hunting will not take much work or incur large expenses. At any rate, there are enough animals that have been domesticated and if people want to have pets, they should source their animals out of wholly domesticated species.

I love hunting animal I hunt use gun and dogsĀ Even though it’s not easy but it’s very fun and you won’t forget that moment.

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