Four New Forest animals killed in string of road accidents

FOUR animals owned by New Forest commoners have been killed on the roads following a series of accidents in the last fortnight. A bay mare was fatally injured on the C10 at Vereley Hill around...
New Forest cow attack

Calves could be banned from New Forest to protect walkers

THE verderers have warned new by-laws could be introduced to ban young calves from roaming the New Forest in a bid to protect the public from aggressive behaviour by their mothers. Discussions around the issue...
New Forest ponies

Hungry ponies taken off Forest after ‘worst winter in years’

DOZENS of ponies have been removed from the New Forest after persistent wet weather caused them to lose too much weight. The animals, which are all owned by commoners, will be kept in holdings and...
Samantha and Florence Bailey Bursary

Sam’s memory lives on with funding support for aspiring farmers

YOUNG people aspiring to a career in agriculture are being urged to apply to a bursary scheme launched in memory of an inspirational cattle farmer and her daughter. The fund, which is administered by the...

Anger after vehicle rips up swathe of New Forest grazing land

“IT’S just wanton damage.” This was the angry reaction after a vehicle was driven over a large area of grazing at Longslade Bottom in the New Forest. The damage to the Site of Special Scientific Interest...

Fears grow as three more New Forest sheep stabbed to death

THREE sheep have been found dead in the New Forest sparking yet more fears that modern-day Satanists are targeting animals in the area. The latest revelations of gruesome killings bring the total death toll to...

Animal accidents rise despite New Forest road safety campaign

DESPITE a high-profile campaign urging drivers to take slow down on New Forest roads during winter months, latest figures revealed a rise in animal accidents over the past year. Agisters attended 159 accidents in 2019,...
Horses

Warning issued to New Forest horse-owners after equine disease outbreak

OWNERS of horses that have been to an equestrian centre at the centre of an outbreak of a highly contagious virus have been urged by the verderers not to ride them on the New...

Police hunting hit-and-run driver who left pony fatally injured

POLICE are hunting a hit-and-run driver who left a New Forest pony so badly hurt it had to be put down. The incident happened on the B3054 between Hilltop and the Heath roundabout at 7pm...
New Forest cow attack

Think you know the Forest? Livestock safety campaign challenges dog owners

DOGS must be kept a safe distance from New Forest livestock – that’s the warning to owners sounded by the Commoners’ Defence Association following a spate of nasty incidents. The organisation has revealed a new...
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