STOP THE CULL OF HORSES AND 'PESTS' IN BARMAH FOREST

STOP THE CULL OF HORSES AND 'PESTS' IN BARMAH FOREST

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Waves Animal Rescue started this petition to Parks Victoria

Parks VIC recently introduced the initiative to cull 600 of 700 horses as well as pigs and other general 'pests' from Barmah Forest on the border of VIC and NSW.

The reason for this being that the brumbies are damaging the land and the environment for other creatures such as turtles. For more information please read this article published by The Age -

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/parks-victoria-plans-to-cull-up-to-600-wild-horses-in-barmah-forest-20190405-p51b9r.html?fbclid=IwAR0IDtEIj7EuBfqWMpkzE8-sF1wWACKqTkRq3Ua4bCit1-moMJwxXM4HGj0 

The horses are not native to the land however have been apart of the land for some 180 years.
The horses and other pests will mainly be shot.
Please keep in mind that pigs for example have equal intelligence to that of a three year old human child.
This is an inhumane and lazy solution to a relatively small issue that can easily be resolved by other means.

There are MANY animal welfare societies and rescues through which the animals can be re-homed and that is not including independent people whom are willing to adopt an animal.
Alternatively, Parks VIC should find an alternative suitable location for the animals to live in the wild.

I am the founder of Waves Animal Rescue - https://wavesanimalrescuemerch.com/ and am passionate about animal welfare. However, I am also a realist. I recognise that the Barmah Forest cannot sustain the environment with the 'pests' and they must be relocated but I recognise that we as people, especially Parks VIC have the ability and the capacity to relocate these animals HUMANELY. Humans have been gifted with a higher intelligence and the ability to recognise sentience in another creature and THIS is how we respond?! WE CAN DO BETTER. PARKS VIC CAN DO BETTER.

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