MEDIA ALERT FEDERAL COURT GIVES GO AHEAD FOR VICTORIA’S ALPINE BRUMBIES TO BE ANNIHILATED Friday 8th May 2020 Main stories: 1. Today in the Federal Court of Australia at Melbourne, the Australian Brumby Alliance (ABA) has lost its attempt to save Victoria’s Alpine Brumbies in a landmark case against Parks Victoria. Case: Australian Brumby Alliance Inc v Parks Victoria. Federal Court Case No.: VID1569/2018. 2. Parks Victoria now intends to start “ground shooting” Brumbies in (an activity that Parks Victoria acknowledges is unpopular in the community, and an activity that its existing management plan expressly promises will not occur) for… Continue reading

Parks Victoria to Exterminate ALL of Barmah’s Heritage Brumbies

The Hon. Lilly D’Ambrosio has approved Parks Victoria’s (PVs) Strategic Action Plan Protection of Floodplain Marshes Barmah National Park and Barmah Forest Ramsar Site 2020 – 2023 (the plan). The Australian Brumby Alliance (ABA) strongly rejects PV’s claim that removing Barmah’s Brumbies is an immediate priority as “Brumbies are the most destructive of Barmah’s feral species”. The ABA’s goal is to support the retention of sustainable Brumby numbers in their historic homelands. We are deeply shocked and horrified to see this Barmah Brumby eviction plan based on propaganda. Jill Pickering, ABA’s President said that PV advised that the numbers of… Continue reading

Summer Edition of Brumby Bridges OUT NOW!

The Summer 2019-20 edition of the ABA newsletter Brumby Bridges is now available to view or download: Brumby Bridges Summer 2019-20 INSIDE THIS ISSUE….. President’s Chat Recent ABA Submissions References to debunk Brumby damage ABA Brumby Research Project Member News Transhumance UNESCO Award Protecting horses in the fire season Guy Fawkes and NSW fires 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

URGENT! Draft Joint Yorta/Parks Victoria Barmah National Park Management Plan OUT FOR COMMENTS

Urgent! Please read the new Barmah National Park Yorta/Parks Victoria joint management plan and respond by 6 October 2019.  Click on link below: Draft Barmah NP Management Plan mail your responses to: Executive Officer, Yorta Yorta TOLM Board, PO Box 1363, Shepparton VIC 3632 or email to: yytolmb@yynac.com.au. All Brumbies will be evicted /shot, no horse riding allowed, plus many other shrinking access strategies. While the ABA does not oppose Aboriginal joint management with Parks Victoria for Barmah, in the interests of our Australian Multicultural society, we need non Aboriginal cultural heritage values to be treated with the same respect – Jill… Continue reading