Fight over alpine cattle grazing heads to court (ABC)

By May 16, 2014April 10th, 2018Biodiversity, In the media

Friday 16/05/2014 James Bennett, ABC News

Environmental campaigners are challenging the Victorian Government's alpine cattle grazing trial in the Supreme Court.

The Victorian National Parks Association says the trial, to test whether cattle grazing can help reduce the risk of bushfires in the high country, flies in the face of the purpose of national parks.

The Association also says the trial has been started without a proper scientific design or surveys.

Cattle grazing in the Alpine National Park was banned in 2005 and a 2010 trial, promised by the Coalition before the last election, was halted.

The previous Federal Government ruled that it broke environmental protection laws.

Two environmental groups have filed documents with the at the Supreme Court this morning.

It is not yet known when the case might come to court.

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