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NSW national parks need to lift ban on aerial shooting of feral horses, environment group says

An environmental group wants to reintroduce aerial shooting in national parks in NSW, 20 years after the last horse was shot.

In October 2000, three professional shooters culled 606 feral horses in the Guy Fawkes River National Park in northern NSW.

A blanket ban on aerial culling was put in place after it was confirmed at least one horse did not die straight away.

"I think that's the thing that we don't want to happen again," the Invasive Species Council, chief executive, Andrew Cox said.

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Article written by: Luisa Rubbo and Cameron Marshall

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