You sometimes forget how big the Northern Territory is until you find yourself engrossed in a story like this about feral horses.

It’s estimated the number of feral horses in the Territory is in the hundreds of thousands, and considering how much a horse eats, you can imagine the impact on the environment.

In June 1986 I went to Alice Springs to cover the debate over feral horse control in that region.

Feral horse control in Central Australia from Rae Allen on Vimeo.

Talent: Penny Figgis, conservationist; Noel Preece, Conservation Commission
To air: ABC-TV 7.30 Report, 6 June 1986, duration:


By Rae Allen

Rae Allen is a digital media professional.

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