In 1987 and 1988, Fondation Franz Weber (FFW) brought the brumby bloodbath to public attention in Europe. The international outcry put an end to the culls.
Following the crisis, the FFW purchased Bonrook Station, a vast former cattle ranch in the Northern Territory, Australia. And so, the Franz Weber Territory was born: a protected natural paradise spanning 500 square kilometres of tropical bushland. This Foundation property is to date the only sanctuary for Australia’s wild horses. It also serves as a sanctuary for countless other rare indigenous species.
We know from our own experience that horses in Australia pose no threat to local flora or fauna. Conserving and maintaining this wonderful example of animal protection, a place absolutely unique in Australia, is one of FFW’s most fascinating tasks.