What are the options available to control the brumbies?​​

Solution 1: Hunting
Hunting is an eradicated way of processing the wild brumby. Victoria government is one of the state government legally support aerial hunting to manage the invasive brumby. The cost is very difficult since the professional hunter that needs to be hired to make the whole process being ethical. Culling brumby seems to be accepted by the Park Victoria, and the plan has been escalated. The results of the hunting strategies are not effective on brumbies, and also there is one incident that related to Five Brumbies has been killed, also included one very pregnant female was found shot to death and left where they fell. Is this an eco-friendly high-country image that appeared in your mind? The hunters are not only being cold blood to the feral horses, but they will also pose a potential threat and human safety to the people who want to visit our beautiful high country.
Solution 2: Fertility Control
Fertility control is an approach that targets controlling the birth rate of the wild horse population. PZP (Porcine Zona Pellucida) is one of the annual vaccines that is used in the USA for 20 years. The effect of this medicine is that prevents fertilization of male sperms and it can be hand injected or remoted darting. From the American research perspective, fertility control will not be a once-off solution. However, it is the most ethical and non-lethal control strategy to control the wild horse fertilities and populations. The current results of the fertility control only have been used at the Perth zoo in Australia and only being injected and researched on Australian marsupials. There is not a clinical trial being introduced in Australian brumby populations.
Solution 3: Trapping Horse
Trapping horse is one of the methodologies utilized by the Kosciuszko national park since 2008. NSW government has strongly asserted and proposed a better solution other than the hunting and culling. according to the statistic, several 450 horses that have been removed from sensitive areas into less sensitivity Kosciuszko park area each year. Behind of this, an enormous expenditure of removing the brumby has estimated around $1000, due to the high labor-intensity, flying helicopter to mustering and Also the major brumbies are located at the least accessible are tracking the brumby’s location is very difficult to allocate beside those woodland habitats with good road access in the national park. The results of the current strategies have a high potential percentage of failing within a massive cost and horse suffering.

So, what can we do to help?

Since brumbies are the representative of Australian culture and history, we are not supporting the government’s option to cull the Brumbies. We are introducing a new method with taming and adopting the Brumbies in order to achieve the best environmental protecting results. 

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