Stop the aerial culling of Waler horses on Tempe Downs Station, NT

In the coming weeks, up to 10,000 horses are scheduled to be shot from helicopters on Tempe Downs Station in the Northern Territory of Australia. The Waler Horse Society of Australia Inc. (WHSA), along with numerous other animal welfare groups, believes aerial culling is an inhumane approach to population control of horses running wild in the Australian outback. This method has previously been shown to leave a proportion of horses suffering due to non-fatal wounding and the difficulty in killing humanely when firing from a moving vehicle. Aerial culling of horses could also have significant unintended/undesirable ecological consequences. Large numbers… Continue reading

Colleen O’Brien to speak at the International Wild Equid Conference in Vienna

Colleen O’Brien of the Victorian Brumby Association is a speaker at the International Wild Equid Conference to be held in Vienna Austria from September 18-22 2012.    This is a great opportunity to connect with other wild horse experts around the world and to convey they Australian Brumby situation on a global stage.  Read more… http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/article/2012/09/20/539731_horses.html http://www.vu-wien.ac.at/en/equid-conference-2012/ Continue reading