A Parks Victoria program to shoot eastern Victoria’s alpine brumbies is being opposed by Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, who believes there are better ways to manage numbers.
A court challenge opposing the shooting of the horses was lost last week and the program is expected to commence later this month.
“Everyone understands brumby numbers require monitoring and at times control measures will need to be implemented, but this can be done – as it has successfully in the past – through capture and rehoming,” said Mr Bull.
“Brumbies have become part of our heritage and High-Country identity. They came here with the first fleet and ancestors of the modern-day brumbies accompanied our troops to the two World Wars as well as the Boer War in South Africa.