As an ex shooter myself, I have little feeling towards any of the introduced ferals. From bunnies to bambi and including brumbies. Not forgetting cats, wild dogs, goats, donkeys, camels and my favorite hate - PIGS
It was a mate of mine who who shot out the 'brumbies' on Moreton Island (from helicopter). As an ex cocky and former military marksman, I know him to be a good shot and a professional shooter. Even without our interference, Nature is a real Bitch. The condition of the feral horses was such that with their teeth wearing down stomachs full of sand they were slowly starving to death. I believe that the 'desert donkeys and brumbies suffer similarly. They don't belong here.
Our romantic notions of brumbies in the 'high' Country is just that, romantic notions. They don't belong here.
Wild pigs are carving up our beautiful 'wild' country. From the tip of Cape York all the way across our Country to Cape Leewin in WA and back up through the Kimberley and on to the Coburg Peninsula. Wild pigs are destroying the landscape and displacing native species. They don't belong here.
If folks have a problem with shooting these ferals, then 'they' have a problem. Don't sit back and complain about the process - come up with a better way and FIX IT!!
BTW I have a cat and a dog and I've even been known to cuddle a kitten ...