Brumby Rehomer Survey

The Australian Brumby Alliance has designed this SURVEY to increase Park managers awareness of challenges facing rehomers on a daily basis. ANY group or individual rehomer can complete the survey, if they are interested to take brumbies from Parks Victoria.  We now invite any:   Victorian based group or individual Rehomers, or   Interstate Rehomers who would take Brumbies under a Parks Victoria EOI to,   to complete the survey (ABA web link) and email to pickjill@hotmail.com     Any questions please ring Jill Pickering on 0400-558-772 or email Jill on pickjill@hotmail.com   Thanks for your time – ABA  Continue reading

Locals claim Snowy Mountains construction causing terrible destruction

Having clocked hundreds of kilometres trekking the Snowy Mountains, Michelle Brown is bewildered brumby critics can justify their arguments as Snowy 2.0 decimates the very land they’re trying to save. “I’m seeing pristine tracts of land turned inside out as the construction continues” she said. “Yet we have the Federal Environment Minister and conservation groups weighing in on the brumbies and their impact on the park.” The contradiction leaves Michelle seething. Continue reading

Alpine brumbies: destructive feral hoofed beasts or a heritage breed to protect?

The Guardian, 27 June 2021 While both sides of the Brumby debate are presented, it is a shame that this article in the Guardian highlights Jamie Pittock’s comment that ‘…arguments that horses have any positive impact on the landscape are “utter scientific garbage”…’ when in truth he doesn’t have a clue. That is because most ecological research on wild horses in Australia does not examine whether there are any positive impacts. It is assumed all impacts are negative and the research is biased around this assumption. So, Dr PIttock, it seems that the only “utter scientific garbage” in this article… Continue reading

New coin released in Perth Mint’s Brumby Horse series

The Perth Mint has released the first one-ounce bullion strikes in gold which are part of the “Brumby” horse series launched last year as a two-ounce silver coin. The story of the Australian brumby horse is as unique as the island continent’s history itself. According to tradition, their story begins with soldier and pastoralist James Brumby (1771–1838), who was originally from Lincolnshire, England, and also a free man who was paid to make the long journey to Australia as a soldier in 1791. A sergeant in the New South Wales Corps, he was transferred from Sydney to Van Diemen’s Land… Continue reading