Horses

People: Byron Malay

Polo player Byron Malay features in a story in today’s Australian.

Originally from Mistake Creek Station, he now works at Myroodah in between polo tournaments and training.

The Australian [read this story]

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Saturday, May 24th, 2014 Aboriginal, Broome, People Comments Off

Kimberley polo players train in NZ

Two local polo players have spent two months training in New Zealand.

Carl Malfong and Byron Malay, who are stockmen at Myroodah, took advantage of a scholarship for Aboriginal polo players.

They intend to compete in the May beach polo tournament in Broome.

The West Australian [read this story]

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Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 Aboriginal, Broome Comments Off

People: Wes Wortley

Ten-year-old Wes Wortley, of Ruby Plains Station, is featured along with his pony in a new book.

The West Australian [read this story]

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Monday, January 6th, 2014 People Comments Off

Geoffrey Clarke on Lake Gregory horses

British academic Geoffrey Clarke has taken up the cause of the Lake Gregory aerial horse cull.

Geoffrey Clarke

Geoffrey Clarke

He urges Australians, whom he describes as “descendants of the hulks,” to protest.

“The extinction of the horse population is a real possibility on the planet,” Mr Clarke said in a message to KimberleyPage.

“Do not in the name of all that is sanctified continue this misguided activity that began with the camels and will end with your piteous selves.”

Mr Clarke, who admits he has never been to Australia, has previously protested against the Northern Territory’s camel cull.

He has also written to the RSPCA.

You can read his statement here:

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Sunday, November 17th, 2013 Environment, Government Comments Off

Australian slams ABC over wild horses

The Australian newspaper appears to take a dim view of the ABC’s coverage of animal welfare issues.

Photo: Libby Lovegrove

Photo: Libby Lovegrove

An editorial takes issue with the amount of air time given to those who opposed the Lake Gregory horse cull last week.

The Australian [read this story]

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Sunday, November 10th, 2013 Environment Comments Off

Lake Gregory: 7,000 horses shot

Operators shot an estimated 7,000 feral horses last week at Lake Gregory and Billiluna stations.

Photo: Libby Lovegrove

Photo: Libby Lovegrove

A Department of Aboriginal Affairs spokesman said about 3,000 horses are still present on the stations and will need to be culled next year.

The West Australian [read this story]

A veterinarian employed to monitor the cull has admitted about one percent of horses shot did not die instantly.

ABC [read this story]

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Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 Environment, Government Comments Off

Call for feral management plan

The RSPCA has called for a plan to identify and manage feral animals before they reach plague proportions.

Lake Gregory horses Photo: Libby Lovegrove

Lake Gregory horses Photo: Libby Lovegrove

The statement came after a massive aerial cull of horses at Lake Gregory and Billiluna stations last week.

ABC [read this story]

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Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 Environment, Government Comments Off

Billiluna: Station manager ‘not consulted’ over horse cull

Billiluna station manager Mark Gordon says he was not consulted about the Lake Gregory horse cull.

Photo: Libby Lovegrove

Photo: Libby Lovegrove

The West Australian says Mr Gordon wrote to the relevant ministers last week, asking for the cull to be stopped.

The West Australian [read this story]

Billiluna and Lake Gregory stations are owned by the Aboriginal Lands Trust, and run by managers on behalf of the traditional owners.

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Thursday, October 31st, 2013 Aboriginal, Environment, Government Comments Off
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