New Forest cow attack

Commoners urged to dehorn their cattle following attacks on walkers

NEW Forest commoners have been urged to remove the horns from their cattle following attacks recently carried out on unsuspecting walkers. In what has been described as an “unprecedented move”, Dr Tony Hockley, chairman of...

Cow and donkey killed in New Forest road accidents

A COW and a donkey have been killed in accidents with vehicles in the New Forest. A red Hereford steer was fatally injured on the road between Wootton Bridge and Wilverley junction, near Sway, at...

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...
Ponies

National park could be reduced to ‘petting zoo’, warn Forest conservationists

THE New Forest could be reduced to a country park and petting zoo if plans to build 10,500 new homes are agreed, a leading conservation group has warned. The alert, which was issued by New...
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...
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