18 May Parks Vic will commence shooting – WHAT YOU CAN DO

18th May 2020 Parks Victoria will begin shooting Victorian Alpine Brumbies at night, using infra red  sights and silencers.  We have been inundated with your questions of what you can do to help. PLEASE sign the petitions below: VICTORIAN Brumbies: CHANGE Petition – LINK – Can we get to 25,000 Australia Wide? Open to all Australians within Victoria or another state https://www.change.org/p/the-heritage-and-cultural-value-of-victorian-brumbies PARLIAMENT Petition (Andy Meddick to present when over 10,000 – LINK; Only open for Victorian residents as it targets the Victorian Government https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/council/petitions/electronic-petitions/view-e-petitions/details/12/147?fbclid=IwAR321LUJjAIvMQjs_BiGF4i4qf88DlMYR3iSJuEHkYBk29Q8cXBj4cXXPss – nearly halfway – Need 10,000 URGENT by 29th May 2020 (see below to find… Continue reading

Parks Victoria Feral Horse Rehoming Program – Expression Of Interest

Parks Victoria have called fro an Expression Of Interest (EOI) for indiviuals or groups who wish to rehome Brumbies.   Applications close on MONDAY 11 NOVEMBER. We asked PV to put their EOI’s in a prominent position on their website – BUT PV have not replied so we now place the PV EOI to rehome Victorian Alpine Brumbies where possible on the ABA website www.australianbrumbyalliance.org.au to assist your response.  Links to the cover letter and the application form (in docx and pdf format) are below: PV Letter re Rehoming EOI PV Application for Rehoming EOI 30.10.19  (docx) PV Rehoming EOI Application… Continue reading

Stop Press ! Urgent Petition to Oppose Live Export of Horses and Donkeys

You may have heard that there are moves in the federal government to open up a market in the live export of ponies, horses and donkeys for slaughter overseas. Under questioning in Senate Estimates from Senator Derryn Hinch, Departmental officials confirmed that a number of enquiries had been made about exporting horses and donkeys “in large numbers for slaughter”. Various groups, including Canberra’s rspca and the Australian Equine Unification Scheme groups have worked to raise awareness about this – but until Senate Estimates there was nothing recorded in the public domain to share. With Darren Hinch, raising this issue in the… Continue reading

How and Where to Send Kosciuszko Wild Horse Plan Submissions

We are down to “people power” now – so it is vital that as many people as possible reply to the draft plan by 19-Aug-16. The draft plan has recognised the Heritage Status of the Snowy Brumby, but then advised actions that will inevitably lead to their extinction from the next wild fire. A major inconsistency with granting Snowy Brumby heritage status is that the next major wild fire will shrink Brumby numbers to below a genetically viable level, leaving in-breeding to complete their extinction (in 2003 fire killed 64% of all Brumbies and many other flora and fauna). To… Continue reading

ABA Submission to NSW pest animal issues draft report

As reported in a previous ABA post, The NSW Natural Resource Commission has  released a draft report, Shared Problem, Shared Solutions on pest animal issues in NSW. The report was produced at the request of the Premier of NSW to undertake an independent, state-wide review of pest animal management in NSW. The public is now invited to provide feedback on the draft report before finalization of the recommendations by the end of June 2016. The ABA submission in response to the draft Natural Resources Commission (NRC) – Pest Animal Management Review (PAMR) for NSW consists of three parts which you… Continue reading