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 regarding this matter of community concern.