The Victorian Government has confirmed it plans to eradicate the brumby population, according to Gippsland East MP, Tim Bull.
Mr Bull is strongly opposed to the government’s plan and has labelled it “a disgrace”.
“The clear feedback I have had from my community is that while brumby numbers need to be controlled, the government’s estimate of numbers is inflated and shooting these wild horses is not the answer,” Mr Bull said.
Under questioning in a recent parliamentary committee hearing, the government admitted that 400 of the estimated 500 brumbies at Barmah Forest in northern Victoria will be shot.
The plan, according to the hearing, is to eradicate the entire Barmah population over the coming years and admissions were made that a similar plan is in place for the Alpine National Park brumby population.
IMAGE: Wild brumbies such as these would be slaughtered, cut up and disposed of under the State Government’s plan to eradicate the population from national parks in Victoria. (PS)
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