ABA concerned that some ‘Brumby advocates’ are again promoting violence against Park Staff

The Australian Brumby Alliance Inc., along with many Brumby advocates have steadily worked to develop constructive, effective, dialogue with Park staff, backed by an increasing range of rational comprehensive documents we find or develop.

Narrowing the gap between the Pro and Anti-lobby is soon derailed by anyone who relies on hate and aggression towards those charged with the responsibility to manage our Parks according to the laws of this Country, or even worse, their children. How can we object to anti-Brumby lobbyists pushing their views when other Brumby supporters champion violence to ‘force’ others to listen?  The following quote speaks of why the path of violence cannot achieve a good result:

Violence is impractical because it is a descending spiral ending in destruction for all. It is immoral because it seeks to humiliate the opponent rather than win his understanding: it seeks to annihilate rather than convert. Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love. It destroys community and makes brotherhood impossible. It leaves society in monologue rather than dialogue. Violence ends up defeating itself. It creates bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers.” ~ Martin Luther King

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