Parks loading Brumbies – Note the yellow electric shock stick in right hand of man …
The Snowy People are disgusted with their staff that are meant to be acting in the best interests of their public land and national assets.
From the NSW Victorian ACT Federal Ministers down to field staff they have Brumby blood on their hands.
It appears the mighty dollar is geared to mindless big animal massacres and take their runs for water sales mark up the water price legacy of the environmental work Brumbies have done over decades.
Simpletons that live “battery hen” existences in their cement jungles paying little for a bounty of cheap clean sweet water are unaware of the environmental cost to that water. Our water catchments are deadly for grazing animals be they native wildlife or multicultural Australians like Brumbies. Australia’s freedom fighters tricked into entering trap yards laced by salt, molasses, rice straw in the depths of winter when the elite head off for their ski holidays and campaign for Brumby “removal.” Ethnic cleansing were environmentalists with strong non Australian accents are declaring themselves exempt. They are part of multicultural Australia aren’t they? But not the horses that preceded them? Built the cities, towns roads, railways, dams, food and water supplies.
From the salt laced trap yards the terrified horses are bundled onto trailers and sent to slaughter because its is “efficient!” say the economic rationalists. The Australian Brumby has been given its freedom to run in natural valleys providing tough sensible work horses. The valleys grazed green, fire safe, bio-diverse are very attractive to national park land grabs. The water, sweet and clean run off for sales at massive profits as the water does not need major or any treatment.
People calling themselves “environmental activists” live affluent lives in the cities expecting abundance of water, food no matter what the environmental or social cost, de-stocked, de-habited, locked up dingo infested land to inevitably incinerate in man made bushfire.
Water is drained off the once vibrant Brumby runs, once shared with wallaby, kangaroo, echidna, platypus, possum, lizards, frogs, fish, sea of wildflowers, birds of every colour and description. Another 93 Brumbies join the killing chains and goes with them the lifeblood of the Snowy drained away through the grate of the slaughter house.
The various Governments are pretending to be in public consultation about Brumby management or the more degraded demeaning language of “feral exotic pest.” The hunt is on to muster goons to stand in front of a camera back dropped by the latest deciduous Australian forest common site in public land converted to national park wilderness city water catchment commercial tourist destination the incinerated bushfire killed forests. The Snowy People are disgusted when Brumbies are shot for vegetation impact when mismanagement of their public land national heritage horses is there for the world to see. Why not shoot the policy makers that have burnt our high country and butcher the Brumby.
In the last decade unstoppable bushfires have ravaged between Canberra and Melbourne. Suburbs and towns leveled to burnt rubble. Farms wildlife mass extinction events yet our Government staff persist with maniac haste to destroy the Brumby the last effective vegetation manager in our public land. The last remaining pygmy possum, Mountain Plum Pine, Corroboree frogs, Alpine Spotted tree frogs, alpine skinks, broad tooth rat cling to the remaining effective, adequately stocked Brumby runs. Brumby runs either did not burn or burnt at low intensity. Defied so called effects of “climate change” when in fact massive unstoppable fires resulted from management change where big grazers were stripped away for short term unsustainable water sales profits at the expense of the ecology.
Blow in boffins and bureaucrats are setting about the extinction of not only the Brumby but the biodiversity that clings to the last of the big animal grazed green runs. 93 freedom and fire fighters, have been mindlessly sentenced to death by the economic rationalists that boast superior intellect just this last week. Happy birthday horses.
Australia loves you 100 years on from when 160,000 horses were exported in 1914. What a commemoration, more bloodshed.
What of the public consultation process with the public when this quantity of horses are being executed? Entire family groups exterminated mindlessly. These horses selected for temperament, constitution, soundness for many thousands of years. They fought loyally beside our soldiers for a free nation, humanity, democratic process. In their darkest hour these are values they are being denied for “efficiency”
Vandalism terminates this co-evolution with humanity for thousands of years within seconds in individuals but entire family groups sent off to extermination. Re-homing has largely been bypassed or resources over taxed by indecent haste and fanatical zeal to execute another ill conceived political orders issued coldly from afar.
Noeline Franklin, B Sc (Hons), PTC, M Med Sc.
Noeline Franklin is not only an experienced
Snowy Mountain farmer but a very qualified
scientist having 16 years with the CSIRO