This Tuesday, the Central Council of State Lands from the Northern Territory, in Australia, began hunting around ten thousand wild horses with helicopters. The purspose is to prevent their death from starvation and thirst, and continue to degradate the northern country’s soil.
The agency responsible for the management of aboriginal lands, announced its decision earlier this month, and according to the ABC local network, this action will run until mid-June in Tempe Downs Station.
The killing has provoked protests from organizations defending the rights of animals and equestrian associations which ensure this the horses are from the famous Waler breed. The Waler Horse Society of Australia warned that the aerial killing is not “humanitarian” because it causes a slow death to horses that are only wounded.
The Central Land Council claims that the killing will take place because horses as well as donkeys and camels, who were taken to Australia by early settlers, have multiplied without control and destroyed the environment.