Science & Environment
Scientists warned the government that very high numbers of horses would be the inevitable consequence of its inaction over horse management.
In June 2017, ecologist David Watson resigned from the NSW Government’s Threatened Species Scientific Committee over the wild horse debate. He posted his letter of resignation on Twitter, where it quickly went viral. Historic icon, convenient resource or environmental vandal – brumbies are both revered and reviled in Australia. Scientists say that the animals are doing irreparable harm to Australia’s alpine region, brumby lovers say the animals are cultural icons. David says you can have horses and you can have protected areas. But you can´t have horses in a protected areas.
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This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Angela Heathcote (Digital Producer at Australian Geographic) and produced by Ben Kanthak (www.beachshackpodcasts.com).
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