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...
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...
New Forest animal accidents

Four animals killed on New Forest roads in one week

THIS cow was among four commoners’ animals that died in a week of carnage on New Forest roads which saw a total of 12 reported collisions. The cow was killed on the notorious B3054 between...
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...

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...
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...

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...

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...

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...
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...
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