New South Wales’ proposed brumby legislation – which abandons plans to cull feral horses in Kosciuszko National Park – is a dangerously reckless policy that will escalate environmental impacts, escalate costs, and put horses at risk of extreme suffering.
|Research suggests there is no “safe number” of brumbies|
that will avoid harm to mountain ecosystems
The New South Wales’ Deputy Premier John Barilaro was reported as saying the cultural significance of the brumbies needed to be recognised.
But the evidence regarding feral horse (brumby) impacts on the environment in the Australian alps makes it clear that large numbers of feral horses are incompatible with maintaining the ecological values of Kosciuszko National Park.
Read the piece on The Conversation by the Professor in Terrestrial Ecology from Deakin University, Don Driscoll - “NSW’s no-cull brumby bill will consign feral horses to an even crueller fate.”