Bill Tilley MLA Issues a Uniting Call

Thank you Bill Tilley for your uniting call that – “Together we can save these horses” and “I’m amazed by the incredible show of support for the brumbies from people from all walks of life, from the high country, Victoria, the nation and across the globe”. Full text below.   Good Morning, A Supreme Court judgement on the management of brumbies in Victoria’s Alpine National Park has been reserved until Friday afternoon following the presentation of arguments in front of Justice Moore yesterday. We continue to live in the hope and resolve that the Supreme Court recognises the failings of… Continue reading

ABA Media Release – Correction to Reclaim Kosci Statements 22-May-20

Read on or download/View the full Media Release:  ABA Media Release – Reclaim Kosci Correction On 8th May 2020 the Federal Court rejected Australian Brumby Alliance (ABA) vs Parks Victoria Court case to prevent Parks Victoria exterminating the entire Bogong High Plains Brumby heritage population or significantly reduce East VicAlp Brumby numbers. Justice O’Bryan concluded “having regard to the foregoing factors, on balance I do not consider that the proposed Action is likely to have a significant impact on this National Heritage value. While there will be some impact …… the retention of a significant population of brumbies in the… Continue reading

The True Spirit of the Brumby Loyal, kind and dependable

A great read from Justine Curatolo and ABA Member Group Heritage Brumby Advocates Australia The True Spirit of the Brumby Loyal, kind and dependable  #protectourheritagebrumbycampaign Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Even though the Heritage Brumbies of the Eastern Alps in the High Country of Victoria have received a last minute stay of execution, there is a lot of work to do before they are safe. Justine Curatolo from the Heritage Brumby Advocates Australia Inc (HBAA) has been flooded with stories from people who work with Brumbies, and their first-hand experience of these lovely horses, whose family ties are so strong that… Continue reading

Support from Melinda Bath MP, Member for Eastern Victoria Region

Dear Jill, Thank you for taking the time to contact me regarding the management of eastern Victoria’s alpine brumbies. Etched in Australian folklore, with the likes of Banjo Patterson’s ‘The Man From Snowy River’, brumbies have become part of our heritage and high country identity.  Accordingly, their numbers need to be managed sustainably. The Government must have appropriate, ethical management measures in place to protect our natural environment.  Mustering and rehoming must be the priority in any government program to manage their numbers rather than shooting and eradication. Again, I thank you for taking the time to express your views… Continue reading

Night Shooting Planned for Victoria’s Alpine Heritage Brumbies

#ProtectOurHeritageBrumbyCampaign Imagine this. It’s late at  night, and in the cool dark, a herd of horses – pregnant mares, yearlings from last year’s foals, old horses, young horses, and the herd’s stallions with the bachelor herds nearby, are quietly grazing.  Suddenly, a shot rings out, and a mare goes down, the herd panics at the sound    and begins to run –  not knowing they are surrounded by ground shooters using thermal imaging and noise suppressors to pinpoint where their targets are. It is unclear how Parks intend to humanely ground shoot a Brumby at night, or how they will locate… Continue reading