Wild Brumby Horses in Victoria, Australia ordered to be shot while grazing or sleeping at night in remote alpine areas!
Imagine the barbaric cruelty as the first horse is wounded and tries to flee!
Australian Labour Party MP Lily D’Ambrosio has ordered the innocent horses be shot AT NIGHT with silencers by Contractors so no accountability … no idea what they are shooting!
PLEASE RING and EMAIL her office urgently to give these animals a voice!
Comment by Nelle- this woman is reprehensible and has no interest in talking to you-she doesn’t even acknowledge your e-mails- she is evil and needs to be held to account-but who can do it- govt is corrupt to its core- interested only in lining their pockets at your expense-a pox on them-they have no right but we of course -have no say
‘Horrific’ find in NSW national park as beloved brumbies shot dead
12 September 2022·3-min read
WARNING — DISTURBING CONTENT: Two NSW photographers were “gobsmacked” after the herd of brumbies they had been documenting were found gunned down on Sunday.
Cooma couple Michelle and Ian Brown had regularly shared pictures of the small group of horses to their 72,000 followers on Facebook.
Eleven animals were found at Kosciuszko National Park with bullet holes in their heads and bodies in circumstances Ms Brown describes as “horrific”.
At least three of the mares were pregnant at the time of death and had spontaneously aborted their foals after the shooting. Ms Brown had only just photographed them a week before the incident.
“We’ve been literally photographing these horses for four or five years. We’ve watched them grow up since they were babies,” she told Yahoo News Australia.
“It’s devastating to us. They were our horses. They’ve grown up with us, they know us and we’ve followed them every step of the way.”
Ms Brown said she was aware culling was underway on the Victorian side of the alps, but she believed control methods in NSW were largely limited to trapping.
She’s now calling on authorities to investigate and provide answers following what she describes as a “calculated attack” on her beloved horses.
Why are brumbies being removed from Kosciuszko?
National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) confirmed it is “implementing wild horse control” within the park, as part of a plan it says balances heritage with conservation.
“All control measures under the plan are required to meet the highest possible animal welfare standards. These standards are being met,” a NPWS spokesperson said.
NPWS did not verify whether it was responsible for the cull, and cited a policy of not releasing details of specific operations.
Brumby management continues to be a highly contentious issue in NSW and Victoria, and NPWS said withholding information helps protect its staff, contractors and visitors, as well as the welfare of wild horses.