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Join the campaign to stop the killing of moorland ponies

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I'd like to appeal to readers to join our campaign against the annual killing of Britain's wild ponies

I'd like to appeal to readers to join our campaign against the annual killing of Britain's wild ponies. Hundreds of moorland ponies are being killed every year as their destiny at markets is often slaughter. These ponies are rounded up and packed off to sales and, when no one wants to buy them though they barely fetch the price of a stamp, they are shot.

As wild ponies have had no value for a long time, farmers should have stopped breeding them years ago. Farmers claim that they allow ponies to reproduce as it brings in tourism, which the moors and New Forest rely heavily on.

But mares having their foals torn away from them only to be shot is no way to treat our native ponies. When tourists realise that many of these cute wild foals they see are born to be shot, they will go elsewhere for holidays.

Viva! has undercover photographs of horses being slaughtered for meat. One photo shows a horse hanging upside shown with her throat slit and another horse with its legs sawn off.

The government must make farmers take their stallions off the moors and forests, and stop breeding unwanted foals. If you want to help end this cruelty, contact Viva!, 12 Queens Square, Brighton BN1 3FD.-Kat Macmillan, Viva! campaigner, via e-mail


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