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

Wild Lands, Wild Horses – docu on American wild horses

Wildlife photographers Jamie Baldanza and Deb Lee Carson, join forces to document and interview scientists, ranchers, government officials, and wildlife advocates on the uncertain future of America’s wild horses. Wild Lands Wild Horses seeks to save America’s iconic western heritage and offer solutions that will work for all special interest groups involved in public lands. WLWH seeks to raise awareness about the 45,000 wild horses in need of adoptive homes and their ongoing need to stay on range. This groundbreaking docuseries has already won multiple film festival awards including: Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, Awareness Festival, LA Femme International Film Festival,… Continue reading

ABA writes to Parks Vic Board re planned shooting of Barmah Brumbies

25-May-2021 To: Mr. Jeff Floyd (Chair), the Board of Parks VictoriaVia: molly.grossi@parks.vic.gov.auandinfo@parks.vic.gov.auCC: Mathew Jackson, CEOof Parks VictoriaVia: molly.grossi@parks.vic.gov.auandinfo@parks.vic.gov.auCc:John Bradley, Secretary of DELWPcustomer.service@delwp.vic.gov.auCC:Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio, environment Minister, lily.dambrosio@parliament.vic.gov.au Dear Mr. Jeff Floyd, The Australian Brumby Alliance (ABA) is extremely concerned to hear that the planned rehoming of 100-120 Brumby “removals” from Barmah National Park in this financial year will not go ahead. Instead, with rehomers already waiting to collectand offer the highly valued 100-120 sentient, heritage Barmah Brumbies the chance of a new life, we hear that they are to be shot. This unjustifiable loss of life is unacceptable, not only… Continue reading