Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Confused Environment Minister Campbell wants cattle to resume grazing the Alpine National Park

Ian Campbell seems to be confused about whether he is Minister for Environment or for Agriculture. His latest scheme to resume cattle grazing in Victoria’s Alpine National Park would result in continued damage to our alpine environment and electric fences throughout the park.

Kosciusko National Park has been protected from cattle for decades; the Victorian Government’s decision to protect our Alpine National Park is commendable and well overdue.

In addition, very few graziers enjoyed the special privileges of grazing their cattle in the Alpine National Park and their traditions are protected by their continued access to high country outside the park.

It is high time Minister Campbell focussed on protecting our natural environment rather than pandering to the questionable interests of minority lobby groups.

See also:

Federal plan restores grazing rights (ABC)

Alpine grazing plan rejected (HeraldSun)

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