Five working horses have been shot on a remote 90,000-acre Gascoyne property, allegedly by Port Hedland-based shooters of feral donkeys and wild brumbies who had contacted the station for permission to enter shortly before the incident.
Rachael Third from Edmund Station said five of her seven working horses were shot during her absence, while the property was being looked after by a caretaker who found the horses while out checking on water points.
The pastoralist said she was devastated.
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Article written by: Susan Standen and Laura Birch