Reviewing the October 2000 aerial shooting of Guy Fawkes Brumbies

Fourteen years ago over 600 Brumbies in the Guy Fawkes River National Park were shot from helicopters in a cull contracted by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.  The resultant public outcry and eyewitness evidence of inhumane practices resulted in a lawsuit by the RSPCA against the NSW NPWS as well as the Environment Minister of the Day, Bob Debus to ban aerial culling in all NSW National Parks. Debates about the use of aerial culling continue today but the facts and history of the Guy Fawkes cull seem to have faded.   The ABA has conducted a desktop study… Continue reading