Horses In National Parks, A Discussion.

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Those travelling from Canberra to Cooma may have noticed, alongside a welcome to Snowy-Monaro region sign, a sculpture of frollicking horses. You may be fascinated to know that this sculpture recently won the "Snowy-Monaro Environment Award". WTF, I kid you not.
 

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Those travelling from Canberra to Cooma may have noticed, alongside a welcome to Snowy-Monaro region sign, a sculpture of frollicking horses. You may be fascinated to know that this sculpture recently won the "Snowy-Monaro Environment Award". WTF, I kid you not.
nothig surprises me, however idiotic
 

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To the rescue,

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Falls Creek Resort were promoting National Threatened Species Day and glorifying photos of feral horses stomping fragile Alpine Environment in the same week.

It is all marketing tokenism and political point scoring.
 

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Parks Vic.. Gun ships are comming to Pinnabar in Rocktober.....

Team Bears say it’s impossibke to distinguisho_O feral horses from deer at altitude .:whistle:

Pinnabar right diwn to the Murray close by Tom Grogginess !
That will give the NSW state govt. something consider !!
 

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Send in our Correspondent MR T to take some happy snaps !

:whistle:
But the way they drive up on the Monaro the sculpture may not have a long life!
 

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Those travelling from Canberra to Cooma may have noticed, alongside a welcome to Snowy-Monaro region sign, a sculpture of frollicking horses. You may be fascinated to know that this sculpture recently won the "Snowy-Monaro Environment Award". WTF, I kid you not.

This is a serious problem for reality going forward, it just reinforces to the ignorant that horses in Oz Wilderness is a good thing in lieu of the reality that they are very destructive.

It’s the start of kissing goodbye to any hope of environmental management of feral pests and acceptance of of them into the landscape.

The terraforming of Oz Parks continues apace,
 

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“On the edge”....a correct title..

On the edge all right.... of serious habitat extinction!
 

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Maybe the Parks Vicco gunships can use them as target :whistle:practice before they hammer the Mt Pinnabar location.:thumbs:.
Watch the sky the Vicco Parks gunships are comming!
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Shooting deer from the air will be a low carcass rate / $. They spend most of their time under tree cover.

But gottta start somewhere.
 

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Shooting deer from the air will be a low carcass rate / $. They spend most of their time under tree cover...
If you've ever been off track on Mt Pinnibar and especially the adjoining Hermit Range, you'll know that only a small section is above the tree line while the scrub is the densest I've experienced outside Tasmania.

It took us three days of scrub bashing to walk from Tom Groggin to the summit via the Hermit Range and just four hours to walk down via the 4WD road. It would be impossible for a deer shooter to move efficiently through that terrain, so aerial culling is the only realistic option. However the upside of the dense scrub is that it appears to make Pinnibar uninhabitable for horses.
 

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If you've ever been off track on Mt Pinnibar and especially the adjoining Hermit Range, you'll know that only a small section is above the tree line while the scrub is the densest I've experienced outside Tasmania.

It took us three days of scrub bashing to walk from Tom Groggin to the summit via the Hermit Range and just four hours to walk down via the 4WD road. It would be impossible for a deer shooter to move efficiently through that terrain, so aerial culling is the only realistic option. However the upside of the dense scrub is that it appears to make Pinnibar uninhabitable for horses.
How tall the scrub?
 

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What are white people doing in this continent. Didn't you know this whole country and the rest of the world should be black...cause we all came from Africa...right? What were the non-original owners of this land thinking, when they domesticated Dingo's that came from another continent? Why do citizens of all nations have pets? Why is Antartica being colonised? blah f'ing blah. Bloody uncouth country we all choose to live in and all. :rolleyes:
 

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What are people doing in National Parks across the world...like skiing...get out!
 
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