Australia: Oct 19, 2010 – NPWS Investigates Horse Shooting In Kosciuszko

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is investigating the illegal shooting of four wild horses whose bodies were found on the Barry Way south of Jindabyne within Kosciuszko National Park.

NPWS Southern Ranges Regional Manager, Dave Darlington, said today that he’s very concerned about this latest incident.

“This is not the first time this has happened in recent times,” Mr Darlington said.

“There have been a number of incidents of horses being shot in the park in the past two years and it’s something that concerns us greatly.

“The use of firearms in a national park is highly illegal and will attract heavy penalties if the people responsible are caught.

“This is a park frequented by large numbers of people and we do not want firearms being discharged anywhere within the park by members of the public.

“Each of these horses was shot in the head and clearly the person responsible knew what he or she was doing.

“We believed they were killed sometime between 5.30 last Saturday afternoon and 11am on the following Sunday morning with the bodies left in the middle of the Barry Way.
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