Brumby cull to go ahead
IF the colt from Old Regret got away in Victoria’s high country now, the famed literary horse risks being culled along with brumbies.
The “wild bush horses” once immortalised in The Man from Snowy River could be culled or removed from part of the state’s alpine region to protect the environment, after a Federal Court decision.
Justice Michael O’Bryan yesterday ruled the current population in the Bogong High Plains and Eastern Alps posed a threat to ecosystems, habitats and species in those alpine areas.
About 25,000 brumbies were recorded across the Australian Alps National Parks in 2019.