Brumby Culling in Kosciuszko National Park
The NSW Government recently backflipped on a decision to cull brumby population in Kosciuszko National Park. Deputy Premier John Barilaro called the new bill protecting Snowy Mountains brumbies an effort on behalf of the animal’s ‘heritage value’. But many conservationists have decried the new bill as harmful, saying that the long-term damage the brumbies will do to local flora and fauna is irreversible and that culling the feral horses is a necessary action.
Don Driscoll, Professor in Terrestrial Ecology at Deakin University and Director of the Centre for Integrative Ecology joined The Daily to talk more about this topic.