A local MP whose electorate includes Kosciuszko National Park has defended a recent NSW government decision to allow aerial shooting of feral horses, during a budget estimates hearing.
Last Friday, NSW Environment Minister Penny Sharpe announced aerial shooting would be used as an additional control method to reduce horse numbers in the park from almost 19,000 to 3,000 by 2027.
The proposal was first raised in August in a bid to help protect the fragile alpine ecosystem and the native flora and fauna within it.
Labor Member for Monaro Steve Whan today fronted a NSW budget estimates hearing to answer questions about his portfolio as Minister for Skills, TAFE and Tertiary Education.
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Article written by: Adriane Reardon