Victoria has challenged NSW over its plan to extend protection to wild horses in the Kosciuszko National Park, introducing a rival strategy to control animals it says are "causing significant damage to threatened plants and other wildlife”.
|Brumbies in the Kiandra high country, in the Kosciuszko National Park.|
The Andrews government's Feral Horse Strategic Action Plan, released on Saturday, contradicts the Berejiklian Coalition government's bill, now before the NSW Parliament, to protect what it dubs "heritage horses”.
"Horses are not a natural part of the Australian environment," the Victorian plan states. "Their hard hooves can cause serious damage to alpine, subalpine, montane and floodplain environments.”
Read Peter Hannam’s story from The Age - “Victoria’s plan to control 'feral horses' puts it at odds with NSW.”