Loud pops were the order of the day at Save the Brumbies’ Bellingen Sanctuary recently, the noise was not bullets, but champagne corks as Jan Carter and Lisa Burgess were presented with the Shining World Compassion Award for Animal Welfare.
Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association filmed a documentary at the Charities’ Armidale Sanctuary earlier this year and as a result was chosen to be given this prestigious Award over many animal welfare charities world wide. The documentary can be viewed on http://www.suprememastertv.com/ The Award is a milestone in the history of STB Inc. as it is ten years since the horrific Guy Fawkes aerial slaughter which compelled Founder, Jan Carter to see changes in wild horse management. Since its inception STB has homed hundreds of superb heritage Guy Fawkes Brumbies and continues to do so. The Charity does not receive any Government funding for its work and relies on public donations for the larger part of its operations. Many Brumby groups have now been established as a result of the direction and leadership of STB Inc. and although the Charity can look back with pride on its achievements to date there is still much to do in terms of wild horse management. As Founder Jan Carter says …. “It’s the journey and the wonderful people we meet along the way, not in the least, the horses, that make it all so rewarding and worthwhile”. “On behalf of our wonderful Team of volunteers we sincerely thank Supreme Master Ching Hai for her compassion and love for all creatures.”