Wild Horses of The Kimberleys Saved!

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I am proud to say that I am an animal rights activist. I would love to be able to do more to save animals from inhumane death and the savagery of humans so when I receive an email like this one, I am ecstatic! Animals Australia has done a fantastic job in saving the wild horses of the Kimberleys! Thank you!

Wild Horses Saved!
After a gruelling campaign to stop the cruel slaughter of these beautiful part Arab horses in the Kimberleys, their fate has finally been secured! Our thanks go to the thousands of people like you who helped make this important victory possible.

Dear Cassandre,

On behalf of the wild horses of the Kimberleys please accept our sincerest thanks for being one of the 8,146 caring people who joined our recent online campaign to stop the cruel slaughter of these magnificent animals. Your voice has been heard!

We are thrilled to report that following a massive public outcry, the West Australian Government has called off the planned aerial killing of wild horses at Lake Gregory in the Kimberleys.

If you have been following the updates on our website you may recall that in June we were first able to halt the initial plan to truck these horses all the way to a slaughterhouse in South Australia — only to be faced with the government’s second, and equally unacceptable plan for an aerial kill.

WA’s Indigenous Affairs Minister Kim Hames was inundated with protest letters and emails appealing for a non-lethal solution. He has now called off the helicopters which were set to start the killing in October. Instead, Minister Hames has now advised that an aerial survey will be conducted to provide an accurate count of the horses, then an expert committee will be convened to find non-lethal means to reduce the horse population on the station.

Animals Australia has applauded Minister Hames’ decision to spare the lives of the Lake Gregory wild horses, and of course we hope it heralds some new thinking about the way wild horses and other ‘feral’ animals are managed in the future.

What’s next for the wild horses of Lake Gregory?

Animals Australia will continue to closely monitor the situation at Lake Gregory. Watch our website for updates on the future plans for these horses. In the meantime, you may wish to thank Minister Hames for his compassionate decision:

Hon Dr Kim Hames, WA Minister for Indigenous Affairs
28th Floor, Governor Stirling Tower
197 St Georges Terrace, PERTH WA 6000
E-mail: Minister.Hames@dpc.wa.gov.au

Thank you again for being a voice for animals.

Lyn White
Animals Australia Communication Director

5 thoughts on “Wild Horses of The Kimberleys Saved!”

  1. It is more important to mentain the balance of ecological order, today we face more trouble due to imbalance of ecological order.Save them and save you.

    1. You’re entirely right! If governments had done something earlier, the population of wild horses and wild camels in Australia wouldn’t be so high today. However, slaughtering them is certainly not the answer either. Especially when you see how they do it. It’s cruel and inhumane! They need to put in place a birth control programme based on some chemical castration. It works for humans!

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