WATCH: Activists Rescue Wild Brumbies In Midst Of Government Massacre
For Activist Appreciation Month, we’re featuring rescue stories like the heroic covert action to save one historic herd of brumbies from gruesome aerial slaughter in New South Wales, Australia. On November 5, 2023, the day before aerial shooting was slated to start in the killing zone near 3 Mile Dam, activists rallied to save a beloved brumby herd by conducting their own roundup to gently guide them outside the killing zone. Watch this uplifting video of their incredible rescue story and help us stop future massacres!
While we’re thrilled this brumby herd is now safe, we’re concerned about other herds that are still in danger. In December, brumby activists were outraged by a tragic massacre of 270 brumbies in the remote Pilot Wilderness during foaling season. Heartless aerial sharpshooters targeted foals first and then distraught pregnant mares who instantly aborted their unborn foals upon being riddled with gunshots. One mare was reportedly left to die while giving birth. Horses shot from airplanes often remain alive for hours dying slowly in agony.
Tragically, pregnant mares shot by aerial gunners aborted their unborn foals.
Shooting begins in the southern end of New South Wales on February 6 and in the northern end on February 19. You can still take action to oppose these brutal massacres of heritage brumbies in Kosciuszko National Park. Please sign our alert to stop upcoming brumby shootings.
If you live in New South Wales please also complete this comment form before February 20 to prevent future aerial shootings.