There is a lot yet to be researched and articulated surrounding the issue of wild horses in Australia. One thing is clear though. Our wild horses are not being given a fair go when one takes into consideration the more current understandings of a wild horse in the ecology, let alone the immense suffering of a wild animal trapped & killed in a slaughterhouse for pet food.
AAAh..the kisses of crystal eucalypt air smudged by the welcome aroma of a campfire beckons many of us in autumn to pack our swag & go camping in the Snowy Mountain regions or Kosciuszko National Park -beautiful areas that have long been suitable homes for our brumbies whether you like it or not.
Before you cast an opinion on the brumby this show is a MUST listen & invites good discussion to have for the coming Easter chats around your campfire or home hearth.
We chat with Colleen O'Brien, President of the Victorian Brumby Association and highlight her serious concerns regarding the New South Wales National Parks public consultation process regarding brumby population management.
**Photo courteousy of the Australian Brumby Alliance titled,"The Boys".
Jill Pickering, President of the ABA notes the picture ," is full of expression on how wild horses interact as a family mob, which is how they survive, not as loners. "
“A feral animal is a feral animal is a feral animal" -Peter Roper, Alpine Shire Council Mayor. All over the world, Wild Horses that we in Australia label as feral are being reintroduced into landscapes after recognising they are beneficial in maintaining a healthy and safer environment. No-one is saying these populations don't need management.