Hit-and-runs kill four New Forest animals

Daily Echo: Hit-and-runs kill four New Forest animals Hit-and-runs kill four New Forest animals

POLICE in the New Forest are investigating a spate of hitand- run incidents that have left four animals dead.

One was killed outright but others were left in agony and were not put out of their misery until they were found the following day.

Wreckage found at the scene of each collision is being examined by police in a bid to trace the drivers.

The first hit-and-run incident occurred at Summer Lane, Beaulieu, where a foal suffered a broken back and was left in a ditch.

A few days later a cow had to be destroyed after a collision at nearby Hill Top.

The vehicle, heading west, suffered damage to its nearside headlight.

Another hit-and-run happened in Burley Road, Brockenhurst, where a dead pony was found, while the fourth incident took place on the B3080 at Turf Hill, when a cow had to be put down.

All the pigs, ponies and cattle that roam the Forest are owned by commoners – villagers with the right to let their animals graze the landscape.

The system is run by the Verderers, who offer a £1,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of hit-and-run drivers.

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2:45pm Thu 20 Sep 12

Solomon's Boot says...

Reckless driving! There's NO excuse for this.
Reckless driving! There's NO excuse for this. Solomon's Boot

3:20pm Thu 20 Sep 12

SilvanDryad says...

Pony killed by hit and run in Burley Road Brockenhurst? Surely not, they put in traffic calming at great expense on this road to stop animal deaths! You're not telling me the money was wasted and the "pich points" haven't worked?
Pony killed by hit and run in Burley Road Brockenhurst? Surely not, they put in traffic calming at great expense on this road to stop animal deaths! You're not telling me the money was wasted and the "pich points" haven't worked? SilvanDryad

3:21pm Thu 20 Sep 12

SilvanDryad says...

"pinch"
"pinch" SilvanDryad

6:47pm Thu 20 Sep 12

rightway says...

When are the authorities going to start prosecuting the owners of these ponies. They are not an indigenous species and just because “they’ve been here a while” does not give the owners the rite to let these flee ridden beasts disrupt the steady flow of traffic.
When are the authorities going to start prosecuting the owners of these ponies. They are not an indigenous species and just because “they’ve been here a while” does not give the owners the rite to let these flee ridden beasts disrupt the steady flow of traffic. rightway

7:15pm Thu 20 Sep 12

downfader says...

rightway wrote:
When are the authorities going to start prosecuting the owners of these ponies. They are not an indigenous species and just because “they’ve been here a while” does not give the owners the rite to let these flee ridden beasts disrupt the steady flow of traffic.
They do have the right, thats just the point. Your moaning and posturing on the matter is pointless.

If you want to go fast use the motorways/dual carriageways.
[quote][p][bold]rightway[/bold] wrote: When are the authorities going to start prosecuting the owners of these ponies. They are not an indigenous species and just because “they’ve been here a while” does not give the owners the rite to let these flee ridden beasts disrupt the steady flow of traffic.[/p][/quote]They do have the right, thats just the point. Your moaning and posturing on the matter is pointless. If you want to go fast use the motorways/dual carriageways. downfader

9:19pm Thu 20 Sep 12

rightway says...

downfader wrote:
rightway wrote: When are the authorities going to start prosecuting the owners of these ponies. They are not an indigenous species and just because “they’ve been here a while” does not give the owners the rite to let these flee ridden beasts disrupt the steady flow of traffic.
They do have the right, thats just the point. Your moaning and posturing on the matter is pointless. If you want to go fast use the motorways/dual carriageways.
Who said that I want to go fast?
All I am saying is, these nags wonder across roads disrupting the steady flow of traffic, if someone was to let their dog run around in an uncontrolled manner they would be prosecuted, human life is more important than ponies, so why not prosecute the owners of these nags.
There are many antiquated laws that need repealing and letting flea bitten nags roam free to damage cars and injure members of the public is one that is long overdue
[quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rightway[/bold] wrote: When are the authorities going to start prosecuting the owners of these ponies. They are not an indigenous species and just because “they’ve been here a while” does not give the owners the rite to let these flee ridden beasts disrupt the steady flow of traffic.[/p][/quote]They do have the right, thats just the point. Your moaning and posturing on the matter is pointless. If you want to go fast use the motorways/dual carriageways.[/p][/quote]Who said that I want to go fast? All I am saying is, these nags wonder across roads disrupting the steady flow of traffic, if someone was to let their dog run around in an uncontrolled manner they would be prosecuted, human life is more important than ponies, so why not prosecute the owners of these nags. There are many antiquated laws that need repealing and letting flea bitten nags roam free to damage cars and injure members of the public is one that is long overdue rightway

9:40pm Thu 20 Sep 12

Briar Rose says...

Ponies and cows have been in the New Forest a **** sight longer than cars have, and anyone driving at the speed limit is in no danger. Most people get a huge amount of pleasure from the animals and they bring in the tourism that keeps the New Forest going.
Next it will be a cyclist or one of the many families hit that use the Forest. Maybe we should ban them too?
Ponies and cows have been in the New Forest a **** sight longer than cars have, and anyone driving at the speed limit is in no danger. Most people get a huge amount of pleasure from the animals and they bring in the tourism that keeps the New Forest going. Next it will be a cyclist or one of the many families hit that use the Forest. Maybe we should ban them too? Briar Rose

10:52pm Thu 20 Sep 12

Ginger_cyclist says...

Briar Rose wrote:
Ponies and cows have been in the New Forest a **** sight longer than cars have, and anyone driving at the speed limit is in no danger. Most people get a huge amount of pleasure from the animals and they bring in the tourism that keeps the New Forest going.
Next it will be a cyclist or one of the many families hit that use the Forest. Maybe we should ban them too?
Exactly, also what's the speed limit on the forest roads? I know there's one road that follows an old RAF airstrip and that it's plagued with people speeding, should be at most a 30 on those roads, if not a 20, install speed bumps that would rip the bottom of cars out if they speed over them and it will certainly slow them down and most likely at least halve the number of animal death on the roads in the new forest, if not stop them all together.
[quote][p][bold]Briar Rose[/bold] wrote: Ponies and cows have been in the New Forest a **** sight longer than cars have, and anyone driving at the speed limit is in no danger. Most people get a huge amount of pleasure from the animals and they bring in the tourism that keeps the New Forest going. Next it will be a cyclist or one of the many families hit that use the Forest. Maybe we should ban them too?[/p][/quote]Exactly, also what's the speed limit on the forest roads? I know there's one road that follows an old RAF airstrip and that it's plagued with people speeding, should be at most a 30 on those roads, if not a 20, install speed bumps that would rip the bottom of cars out if they speed over them and it will certainly slow them down and most likely at least halve the number of animal death on the roads in the new forest, if not stop them all together. Ginger_cyclist

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