Australia set to kill 10,000 horses
The Central Land Council has started a cull of up to 10,000 horses on Tempe Downs Station in the Northern Territory.
The council has issued a public health and safety warning to keep people clear of the property near Kings Canyon, about 300 kilometres south-west of Alice Springs.
Four helicopters carrying marksmen will be operating in the area until the middle of June.
News of the cull earlier this month sparked protests from equestrian organisations around Australia and calls to stop any future culling of waler breed horses in Central Australia.
Tempe Downs, a former cattle station of about 1,000 square kilometres, is now held by the Urrampinyi Iltjitajarri Aboriginal Land Trust.
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