FAMILY pets could be shot and fraudulently "cashed in" under the Victorian Government's wild dog bounty, according to the Greens.
Victorian Greens leader Greg Barber (pictured) said his party feared "family pets could be targeted after (the) Baillieu Government move to double the 'wild dog' bounty to $100".
"I don't think there is anything to prevent people turning up with any old dog skin and claiming it was a wild dog shot in a designated area," he said.
"At $100 a pop, it won't be long 'til someone's family pet gets snatched and cashed in, or dogs from pounds."
But Agriculture Minister Peter Walsh said the Greens' claims were "loopy and an insult to hunters and the Department of Primary Industries' wild dog controllers who use their on-ground experience while checking every pelt that is submitted to the bounty".