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Wild horses in Kosciuszko National Park have been a bone of contention for the state government and environmental groups for years.

Late last year the NSW government reintroduced aerial culling into the park and the latest number released this week say 800 wild horses have been culled.

The plan was for the horse population to be reduced from 14,380 to 3,000 by 2027 through passive trapping, rehoming and ground shooting. The wild horses will also be restricted to 32 per cent of the park, according to the ABC.

Scientific evidence suggests that the current number of brumbies in the park is causing severe damage faster than it can be naturally repaired.

Want to know more about this issue? Watch the ABC video below.


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