PART 3. MOUNTAIN CATTLEMEN RESPOND TO THE VICTORIAN NATIONAL PARKS ASSOCIATION OPPOSITION TO ALPINE CATTLE GRAZING. THE VNPA CLAIMS: “ANCIENT PEAT BEDS ARE DAMAGED BY GRAZING”.
Item Number: 10567
Part 3: The Victorian National Parks Association (VNPA) originally accepted that Cattlemen had a place in the High Country. But in the late 1970s changed its position, and since then has consistently opposed alpine grazing and is using the caucus committee to have another go. The VNPA case is set out on it’s website and the Mountain Cattlemen take this opportunity to answer their charges. This part responds to the claim that grazing damages the ancient peat beds. Commentary from: Harry Ryder, mountain cattleman, Peter Attiwill, and Simon Turner.