A brumby is a wild horse. Early white arrivals bought horses and there have been wild populations in many parts of Australia ever since. The role of these horses in history, both during war and peace, has given them a special place in many Australian hearts.

But their rights are equal to any other introduced animals and are covered in our Introduced Animals Policy. Where environmental degredation from brumbies is demonstrated then non-lethal control measures should be implemented if proven necessary.

The current killing campaigns in some states impose horrific suffering on these animals by using helicopter shooting; this impacts not only the animals shot, but those who may endure severe injuries during efforts to escape.

National legislative protection is required as a matter of urgency.

Key Objectives

1. Give brumbies full legal protection. In particular aerial shooting of brumbies must cease; it is unjustified and inhumane.

2. Support programs that educate the public on the cruel and environmentally negative impacts of killing brumbies. Brumbies digestive processes do not destroy seeds and can spread them over large distances and encourage revegetation. Their droppings make good fertiliser. Education should focus on their beauty and historic significance.

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  • Carol Britten
    commented 2019-02-05 11:32:55 +1100
    hopefully you can help the barmah brumbies from starving to death which is parks victoria’s agenda and help the barmah brumby heritage group feed them
    and keep them safe
  • Jae Price
    commented 2019-01-26 14:38:36 +1100
    Should be standing up for our Native Species firstly. Kangaroo culling/slaughtering. Duck shooting, Koala habitat, Quoll habitat & Flying Foxes etc etc etc
  • Amanda Costantini
    commented 2019-01-26 08:58:53 +1100
    Such a welcomed statement the Barmah Brumbies will definitely be apart of our Australian landscape for generations with your support 🙌🏻🐎
  • Renee Neubauer
    commented 2019-01-25 23:02:25 +1100
    Such a pleasing statement of support . The Barmah Brumbies will make it thru with such support. Thank you.