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...

Rescuers save life of New Forest foal mauled in vicious dog attack

A TWO-DAY-OLD foal which suffered horrific injuries when it was attacked by a dog in the New Forest has been saved by an army of volunteers who helped it feed round the clock. The newborn...
New Forest pony stallion

Rider’s encounter with frisky stallion prompts warning to keep clear

EQUESTRIANS and walkers are being urged to avoid parts of the New Forest after reports of a stallion chasing a horse rider near Burley. The incident, described as “very dangerous and frightening”, took place in...
Lymington Centre car park

New campaign urges people to ‘keep your distance’ from New Forest livestock

NEW FOREST organisations have come together to combat the danger of residents and visitors getting too close to the national park’s free-roaming livestock. The Keep Your Distance campaign, launched by New Forest commoners in partnership...
New Forest housing

‘Disgraceful’ rent demand for commoners’ homes sparks New Forest housing row

A LEADING New Forest watchdog group has accused Forestry England of defying government policy by charging full market rents on homes which should be used to support commoning. Speaking at a meeting of the Verderers’...

‘Unprovoked’ cow attack leaves grandmother with broken bones

A WOMAN reportedly suffered broken bones in a cow attack as she and her granddaughter walked in Beaulieu on Wednesday morning. It is believed the commoner’s animal was protecting its calf when it launched the...

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...
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