Fears that wild horses roaming a New South Wales national park could be targeted in a massive aerial culling program have been allayed, but what should be done with the brumbies remains a sticking point for government agencies and animal advocates.
The drought, followed by the massive bushfires that roared through Guy Fawkes River National Park last year, have left the landscape and native animals vulnerable.
In response to the situation there and in other national parks, the NSW Government instigated its largest cull of feral animals including deer, pigs, foxes and cats — but not brumbies.
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Article written by: Melissa Martin and Luisa Rubbo