Kosciuszko Brumby Traps Sabotaged

ABA Media Release – 10 March 2022 The ABA does not support behaviour, nor efforts to deny Brumbies, being trapped by National Parks andWildlife Services (NPWS), a chance to be rehomed to domestic life. The majority of Brumby supporters aresaddened by the high Brumby numbers being removed per the KNP management Plan, but we now have aKNP management plan that will retain a Brumby population of 3,000 in Kosciuszko National Park (KNP). Pictures of dismantled traps posted on social media recently by people will not result in further negation asthey wanted; instead, it just escalates emotive anti-brumby environmentalist’s calls to… Continue reading

ABA response to 4 Corner 21 Feb 2022 Program

“The battle over Australia’s brumbies intensifies in a clash of culture, colonialism and conservation” airedby Four Corners late February 2022 contained beautiful scenery and majestic wild Horses, views from sidesof the Brumby debate, but their focus on aggression hijacked the program’s attempt at “balance”. A responsible approach is to lower aggression through calm, rational debate around the SAME TABLE hasresulted in workable solution, such as for New Zealand’s Kaimanawa Heritage Horses management. Victoria’s Deer Control Strategy (VDCS) Vic 2020 long term vision is that: Deer are no longer significantlyimpacting on priority environmental, agricultural and Aboriginal cultural heritage values and public… Continue reading

Brumby re-homing policy ‘airy fairy’ say volunteers removing wild horses from national parks

ABC Goulburn Murray news features ABA member group Hoofs2010 in this article on re-homing Volunteers wanting to remove and re-home more of Australia’s wild horses from national parks are calling for more government support. Both the New South Wales and Victorian governments last year adopted plans to reduce wild horse numbers with a focus on re-homing and high animal welfare outcomes, where possible. Volunteers eager to re-home horses have said their skills should be better utilised under the states’ latest plans. They are calling for help in the form of funding or in-kind support which would allow them to take more horses… Continue reading

ABA Summer Newsletter OUT NOW !

In this issue: President’s Chat Member News ABA Response to KNP Horse Management Plan ABA Response to Parks Victoria Announcement to Shoot How to Measure if an Animal is Now Native New Member – White Alpine Equine Wild Horses Have Complex Social Groups Plus photos and gift ideas….. Continue reading