More abandoned horses: after dead and dying ponies were found dumped on Bodmin Moor, police in the New Forest suspect the same thing is happening in Hampshire:
An animal abandoned near Lyndhurst had to be shot because it was in a weak condition.
It was found just two days after a dead pony had been discovered at nearby Ipley. Police believe both animals were taken to the New Forest and dumped by people determined to avoid veterinary bills or the cost of disposal.
The latest incident involved a skewbald cob cross filly thought to be about a year old.
The corpse of a starved grey pony carried by litter and dumped in Sussex.
Another German media outlet covers the issue of horse welfare in post-crisis Ireland.
Meanwhile, in other British native pony news, you need planning permission to keep a Shetland pony in the Shetland Isles.
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