Hundreds of them are culled across Western Australia's northern rangelands every year, yet the feral horses of the Kimberley fail to attract the same interest as the brumbies of the eastern states.
But a vet has warned that secrecy surrounding culling may impact animal welfare, and there are others that believe horses can bring benefits if properly managed.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development does not have an estimate for the number of feral horses in the Kimberley.
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Article written by: By Rebecca Nadge