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

Bev McArthur MP – Member for Western Victoria is in Barmah, Victoria.

Yesterday, I was pleased to join passionate advocates at the Barmah rally to save our iconic heritage brumbies. The impressive and well attended event highlighted the dedication from locals and Victorians across the state, who are committed to preserving these beautiful creatures. The Andrews government plans to shoot 100 Barmah brumbies, steamrolling the desperate community who have offered the government countless alternatives. This is just the beginning, Yorta Yorta and Parks Victoria want all wild horses removed from the forest. No doubt, all visitors as well! It was a great opportunity to speak with attendees about the Victorian government’s ignorance… Continue reading


MEDIA RELEASE Treasury Gardens Melbourne 5 May 2021 at 11am Speakers from 10 National Brumby Groups and Spoken messages from 3 International Brumby Support Groups from The United States and Ireland. Song led by Graeme Padgett of Barmah who is told to shut down his horse trail riding after 30 years,that provides support to disadvantaged children and reintroduces indigenous children to country. Charlie Lovick who will join us from the High Country 4th generation cattleman, his horse ridden in the film “The Man From Snowy River”. At 1pm the attendees, led by a ridden Brumby will file in chanting to… Continue reading