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IT IS THE VISION OF OUR GROUP TO RETURN THE RESPECT ONCE HELD FOR THESE ANIMALS BY OUR FOREFATHERS AND SOLDIERS, THE VERY ANIMAL OUR COUNTRY WAS BUILT WITH TO MAKE IT THE SUCCESS IT IS TODAY,
OUR WORK SEES US LOBBY AND FIGHT FOR SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT THAT WILL SEE HERDS REMAIN IN THE AUSTRALIAN ENVIRONMENT FOR GENERATIONS TO COME.
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26Mar, 2010 08:23 AM
You need look no further than the Australian $10 note to see the special place brumbies hold in our national consciousness.
The scene depicts a herd of wild horses, among them the colt from Old Regret, chased by none other than The Man From Snowy River.
Banjo Paterson’s 1890 poem, along with his Brumby’s Run, first published in 1894, has immortalized the status of the animal in Australian folklore.
A Harpers Hill youth says this living symbol of Australia’s
pioneering heritage is under threat by a government-sanctioned plan to cull the brumbies of western Queensland.
Horse lover Stephanie Sutton, 18, has labeled the cull an inhumane massacre and she has banded with two of her schoolmates to campaign against the plan.
Queensland sustainability minister Kate Jones said there were at least 4450 feral horses in Carnarvon National Park that have caused major damage to the park’s ecosystem.
Shooting them is the most humane way to reduce numbers, she says, and six park rangers will use high-powered rifles from helicopters to kill thousands of brumbies.
A spokesperson from the minister’s office said the cull would go ahead in the near future, but it was dependent on weather.
Stephanie and her former Singleton High classmates Kelly Grainger, 18, of Whittingham, and April Loughrey, 19, of Singleton, have been working tirelessly for the past seven days to raise awareness of the cull.
They have deployed the tools of their generation – YouTube, Facebook, email and a healthy dollop of passion – to protest.
Now, they have taken their lobbying to the country’s highest power brokers, including Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and the Queensland RSPCA, and they have even started an online petition to the President of the United States, Barack Obama.
These are girls are dying to be heard.
“I’m just so against them doing it – they’re such beautiful creatures,” Stephanie said.
She feels for the foals particularly.
“It’s horrible. I look at our foals and think I could not bear to see them without their mothers,” she said.
She argues shooting the animals and leaving their carcasses behind will only create food for other feral animals, such as pigs.
“I think by killing them they’re feeding those feral pests they want to get rid of. They’re putting food on the table,” she said.
Stephanie’s mother Lynette saw how deeply the girls felt about the issue and was compelled to help.
“I’ve never seen my daughter so passionate about anything,” Ms Sutton said.
Ms Jones said the rangers had been trained to shoot the brumbies in the heart and head to ensure a swift kill.
Ms Sutton believes this is not the best approach.
“They’re not killed instantly, not killed humanely; it’s just to save the government money,” she said.
Ms Sutton said brumbies were part of our heritage. We put heritage value on buildings and Aboriginal sites – why not on living creatures?
“Our argument is they were
introduced by our founders; they’re part of our history too,” she said.
Stephanie says she would prefer that no horses be killed - but she admits the overpopulation of the horses was out of control.
The girls are advocating the Queensland Government look at
different options to manage the
Some of these include investigating fertility control, selling the animals as work horses.
The Suttons have their own horse that was broken in from the wild.
“He is Stephanie’s best mate. These horses shouldn’t be wasted,” Ms Sutton said.
Aerial culling was banned in NSW eight years ago after there was a public outcry over the killing of horses in Guy Fawkes River National Park in October of 2000. The media published images of horses being gunned down in the national park found in north-east NSW, near Dorrigo, and many nearby
residents labelled the cull as massacre.
“Even though this is happening in another state, it affects all Australians,” Stephanie said.
“These horses were pioneers with our settlers – they deserve better than to be shot down and left to suffer.”