Pony and cow put down after accidents on New Forest roads

A PONY and a cow were injured and had to be destroyed following two separate accidents on New Forest roads last weekend. The pony – a chestnut mare which was wearing a reflective collar –...

Steer clear of prickly porkers making pigs of themselves during pannage

PEOPLE are being urged not to approach piglets in the New Forest during pannage season over fears they might be attacked by a protective sow. Over the summer there have been several incidents involving ponies...
New Forest housing

Ministers order Forestry chiefs to open talks in commoners rent row

GOVERNMENT ministers have ordered Forestry England to hold a formal consultation over the rent it demands on properties it manages in the New Forest for commoners. Stepping in after the Commoners’ Defence Association (CDA) accused...
New Forest ponies

Dumped apples spark fresh plea to stop feeding New Forest animals

HUNDREDS of apples dumped in the New Forest has prompted a warning that they could kill ponies who gobble them up. The pile of more than 500 apples was discovered at Darkwater car park, near...
New Forest selfies

Stop the selfies! Camera-shy New Forest animals kick out at visitors

TOURISTS visiting the New Forest are ignoring pleas not to take selfies with animals despite being warned of the dangers. A campaign called Keep Your Distance was launched at the beginning of summer appealing to...
Ponies

Dog death penalty warning for attacks on Forest stock

DOG owners are been warned police could have their animals destroyed if they are out of control and attacking grazing animals in the New Forest. The warning was issued at a recent meeting of the...
New Forest cows

Herd of cows slaughtered after killing dog and injuring man

A HERD of New Forest cows was slaughtered after launching an attack which put a dog walker in hospital with serious injuries and killed his pet, the A&T understands. The victim was visiting a site...
New Forest animal accidents

Hit-and-run motorists leave two donkey foals to be destroyed

TWO donkey foals had to be destroyed after New Forest animal accidents on the roads last week in which the motorists drove off. The first accident was a hit-and-run which took place at around 9am...

Two cows die after eating garden waste dumped in New Forest

TWO cows have died after eating grass and hedge cuttings which had been dumped on a verge in the New Forest. The animals died in agony, one just as the vet arrived to deal with...

First commoners’ rental home in a decade wins planning approval

A CONSERVATION charity is set to build a new rented commoner's dwelling on land near Ringwood - the first in about 10 years. The scheme, submitted by the New Forest Trust, was unanimously supported by...
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