Brumby cull to go ahead

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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.

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