Jan 17 2015
It has been reported bushwalkers appear to have frightened a Brumby to run through a rabbit warren. Several witness statements allege the bushwalkers were acting hostilely towards the heritage horses in the Tantangara Blue Water Hole area about the time the horse appeared with a broken leg.
Park staff involved with Brumby trapping, were approached about the horse’s plight quoting;
“they were off duty and on holiday and nothing would be done”.
Can this be confirmed or denied convincingly by Parks Management ?
To assist with further inquiries contact Rob Gibbs, Senior Project Officer Wild Horse Management Plan; (02) 64505507 – 0427-703-494 –
NSW Government Remove Aerial Culling Brumbies From New Horse Management Plan
Contact him for further information: 0412-791-404 – (02) 92612400
Brumby supporters across the world again condemn the Colong Foundation for Wilderness CEO Keith Muir for his latest incitement of violence towards our heritage horses in response to the recent undertakings of the NSW Environment Minister, Rob Stokes “there will be no aerial culling.” .
Prior Muir condoned and was a major player engineering the 2000 disgusting inhumane slaughter of our Brumbies in Guy Fawkes National Park quoted, “Shooting the horses is the only way”. ( see the video HERE )
NEVER… NEVER… accept a politician making promises leading into an election (March 2015) will be set in concrete, you will find those promises to be set in bullshit.
The NSW Government and Minister Stokes will have the support of the Brumby preservation groups when the undertaking is in legislation for should they cross the line on polling day then another line may appear through the deal proposed and the execution of our brumbies will continue. Contact the Minister – (02) 9999 3599 –
Member for Monaro, John Barilaro, denied the move was an attempt to shore up votes for next year’s state election.
He said the community was against aerial culling and it should be ruled out.
“I believe it’s skewing the conversation in relation to what we need to do when looking at horse management and techniques and maybe new techniques in how we can manage these numbers,” Mr Barilaro said.
“So no, it’s not an election issue.”
Contact John regarding your brumbies – (02) 6299 4899,
Email your local member requesting positive action with no aerial culling to receive positive action in the polling booth. Find a member here, http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/members.nsf/V3Home
Brumby supporters for the fire mitigation and biodiversity enhancement contributed by Brumbies in the public land called national park, Canberra’s new water supply since the Cotter basin was incinerated 2003 by too much fuel including the areas Ginini bogs once fire safe Brumby strong holds until the 1987 massacre of the Brumbies in the ACT.
What was Colong’s involvement in the Guy Fawkes brutality after the 2000 Olympics went International celebrating our stockmen and their loyal horses at the opening ceremony?
It is very sad when media in Australia resort to interviewing Muir who is clearly out of his depth when his fiction is challenged.
“KNP is not some rustic 19th century horse ranch in the dreamtime.”
“Iconic bush heritage of the alps will in fact be ruined if feral horses numbers continue to grow.” – based on what expertise Mr Muir certainly not yours?
“Aerial culling is essential to contain the numbers…”
“These damned nags are not in anyway rare or unique…”
“The NSW government appears on a course to wreck biodiversity in this state with plans to repeal the Native Vegetation Act allowing logging and grazing” (in land taken) in parks and reserves.”
Quotes of Muir Tumut and Adelong Times 23.12.14 –
Read Muir,s story at the Colong site – http://www.colongwilderness.org.au/media-releases/2014/12/partisan-politics-killing-kosciuszko-national-park
Mr Muir seems unable to handle factual findings that dismiss his public funded fiction engineered drivel he has been peddling for decades as a certified cretin.
- Since when has Australia had ranches!
- How out of touch and irrelevant is Muir?
- How confronting and disrespectful to our Aboriginal and multicultural communities with the “dreamtime” reference.
- How disrespectful of our diggers and light horsemen 100 years on when those calling themselves environmentalists seem to have ignored the nations call busying themselves instead confiscating well managed forest and grazing leases for their junket allegiances to foreign dogma abusing soft title and public office.
Most Australian’s would like an aerial cull of Muir and his cronies with a one way air ticket back to the British Raj in India from whence he came. We do not need him nor want him in Australia and if he was kicked by a horse as a child then there is more evidence horses are a good judge of character.
If Muir is so concerned about NSW’s biodiversity can he rationalise Colong’s stance on harbouring packs of mongrel dingo and hybrids to exterminate wildlife back up for no graze policies in public land. These killers are all through Asia and India where they have all but killed off local wildlife there.
Can Muir also comment on Colong’s stance obstructing known means of beneficial fuel hazard reduction, tried and proven effective for generations of land managers using big animal mixed species grazing and selective forest thinning where saw logs and livestock drought relief grazing are cost recovery conservation.
While Muir has concerns about saving public money how can he rationalise the subsidised tourism industry dealing in imported plastic tents, maps, etc. Camping among the incinerated sticks Canberra suburbs to Melbourne suburbs (Alpine fire 2002 – 09) where about 200 people died during the events and trauma following. 400-500 were injured smoke inhalation and burns, vehicle accidents, 2450+ homes burnt down, farms domestic animals and the horrors of millions of wildlife gone with many remaining homeless years later.
Birds, insects, lizards, wildflowers, frogs, fish, mammals vaporised over an area excessive of the size of Scotland and Wales or many European nations.
Livelihoods gone for some political deal done with swinging governments buying votes with national and public assets greenmailed by persons not declaring the details of what was engineered. Have the press been frank open and unbiased. A number of ex journalists have entered politics, created national parks exclusive bushwalking destinations, built the bonfire for 50-90 years waiting for a dry summer. The nations forests water biodiversity gone in record climate changing mass extinction events.
In the meantime what can be said of the Brumby with the broken leg in Tantangara Blue waterhole? Next time a bushwalker gets lost, breaks a leg or neck, close the emergency services and hospitals down for holidays and weekends! Back off on the harassment of dogmen and leg hold traps anytime will do. Ignore the brutalisation of wildlife by dog packs dismissed as “natural” balance. Bushwalkers maiming themselves natural selection. Live by wilderness rules as they come to mind.
Colong has a long track record of publically vilifying horses, cattle, sheep, farm, fishing and forestry communities, inciting hatred among city people, political representatives and students. Manipulating the law of the land, gaining public finance to buy more bushwalking venues as the old ones become over grow then burnt.
Some naturalists are forced to run tours to other countries if they want to observe biodiversity now that Australia’s choice areas have been ruined by chronic neglect and negligence. Policy failure from Kakadu, Kimberley to Kosciuszko, once vibrant Brumby runs and biodiversity gone to the dogs since “salvation”.
Keith Muir receives his order of Australia for “services to nature conservation” in 2004 from the NSW Governor after unprecedented infernos swept through the alps 2003-9 after being chronically denied any form of natural fire, proactive fire, dingo control or grazing animals for many decades. Poo free smoke free vista.
Keith Muir and his following have their eyes shut on the loss of biodiversity from policy failure and abuse of national assets, forests, water supplies, fauna and flora, soil gurgled into water reservoirs costing billions of dollars in lost food production and opportunity. All for subsidised bushwalking venue. No smoke, no poo, no rates, no audits or accountability.