Aggressive pony could be slaughtered over tourist feeding habit

A NEW FOREST commoner fears she may have to send one of her best loved ponies to be slaughtered for meat because tourists have made it aggressive by feeding it. The pony has chased and...
A Shetland pony

Shetland pony terrorised by teenagers in new social media craze

A GROUP of youngsters cornered a “terrified” Shetland pony and tried to ride it in what is thought to be the first instance in the New Forest of a bizarre new social media craze. The...
Bramshaw donkey dog attack

Dog attack leaves New Forest donkey with bite wounds to face and neck

A DONKEY suffered horrific injuries after being attacked by a dog in the New Forest. The animal was bitten badly on the face and neck during the incident which reportedly happened between 9.30am and 3pm...
Foal and pony

New Forest pony ‘killed by dumped grass cuttings’

A PONY is feared to have been killed after eating grass cuttings dumped in the New Forest at the weekend. A year-old foal believed to belong to the dead mare was found wandering nearby, and...
Ponies

Selfie-seekers urged to steer clear of ‘dangerous’ New Forest ponies

PEOPLE posing for selfies with New Forest ponies are being warned they are at risk of being badly injured or even killed. Dozens of photos of visitors getting up close to the ponies across the...
Bramshaw sheep attack

GRAPHIC IMAGES: Owner of savaged sheep hits out at dog owners with ‘no control’

A COMMONER has hit out at dog owners who have “no control” over their animals after one of his family’s pregnant ewes sustained horrific injuries in an attack by a Rottweiler. The sheep, which was...

Verderers upgrade advice to report animal accidents ‘immediately’

MOTORISTS are being urged to report New Forest animal accidents immediately to prevent unnecessary suffering as new statistics showed the most lethal routes in the district. Previous guidance had been that collisions should be reported...

Equine flu alert renews commoners’ calls not to touch New Forest ponies

VISITORS to the New Forest are being reminded not to touch the ponies after it was announced they could be carrying equine flu – said to be “prevalent” among UK wild horse herds. All horse...

Pork prize declined as ‘prodigal pig’ returned to New Forest road safety campaigners

A LIFE-SIZE pig silhouette has run all the way home after being stolen from a New Forest road safety campaign. Two commoners recovered the sign after discovering it at Ipley, near Beaulieu. Its disappearance had...

Backlash against Chris Packham’s call to cut New Forest animals

  FORESTERS have hit back furiously at controversial claims by TV naturalist Chris Packham that overgrazing by commoners’ animals is destroying the New Forest. The criticism of local practices by high-profile presenter Mr Packham, who lives...
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