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Shock as 700 Dartmoor Ponies Shot and Sent to Zoos as Food for Animals

Animals  (tags: dartmoor ponies, overbreeding, cruelty, killed, sold as food for zoo animals, massacred )

- 3147 days ago -
More than 700 unwanted Dartmoor hill ponies have been shot on farms this year, with their carcasses being sent to zoos to feed the animals. The market price for the animals has nose-dived, leaving hard-pressed owners feeling they have no other option


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Jill Vickerman (416)
Saturday December 4, 2010, 8:52 am
Looks like the anti horse disease has spread across the Atlantic. ... isnt it awful how people can just shoot something if they dont want it anymore, or cant sell it to the meat market! I didnt realise that everyone who wanted to could own a gun in England....for some reason I thought it was gun free.

Sharon Balloch (127)
Saturday December 4, 2010, 9:00 am
Wait until we get to the soylent green part of the ones going to like that much..

Such evil.. killers for money.. how brave to shoot unarmed ponies.. what heroes.. hope they go to hell.

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Saturday December 4, 2010, 10:55 am
Whay can I say. Horses in general end up at slaughterhouses.

Brooke Boroughs (24)
Saturday December 4, 2010, 12:16 pm
It's hard not to develop a crummy attitude when we live in a world that puts an "Okay To Do," stamp of approval on horrendous actions such as this!

linda b (186)
Saturday December 4, 2010, 12:32 pm
How could they do that it just so evil, thank you Simone

. (0)
Saturday December 4, 2010, 1:45 pm
Only humans can do so evil action. Poor animals here on our planet. Thank you Simone.

Ann L (15)
Saturday December 4, 2010, 6:19 pm
That is just totally disgusting. Is there nothing humans will not kill for profit?

Kim O (396)
Saturday December 4, 2010, 6:23 pm
Noted for sure!! Thanks Simone!! Just sickening! What a terrible waste.

Angela M (1)
Saturday December 4, 2010, 7:13 pm
how awful, I think that you have to be a sick person to kill a perfectly healthy animal. why do people create problems like this and then look for a quick fix, it's absolutely wrong on every level. take responsibility for your actions, and murder is not the solution. thanks

Peggy A (109)
Saturday December 4, 2010, 7:24 pm
Humans create the problems by being greedy and Doing anything to make money.And as usual,the animals pay with their lives for mankinds irresponsiblity.Here in this country people do not think of horses as slaughter house material or ponies something to just shoot and feed to the lions like they do not matter.

Charlie L (47)
Saturday December 4, 2010, 8:03 pm
Thanks Simone. If only nonhumans could fire a gun or render decisions on a judges bench. I wouldn't blame them if they wiped out a large percentage of the human race. All of the pain and misery inflicted on this planet and all living creatures is at the hands of vile human beings. We should all be ashamed that this is going on. It fills me with rage and disgust.

Henry P (171)
Saturday December 4, 2010, 8:29 pm
Noted Thanks Simone What a Wast

Susan S (187)
Saturday December 4, 2010, 9:51 pm
So sad.

patrica and edw jones (190)
Sunday December 5, 2010, 12:23 am
This is sad sad - did they not have any other option?

Shirley S (187)
Sunday December 5, 2010, 1:12 am
I was PRIVILEGED to see these ponies running FREE & I can still SEE them in my mind's EYE. They were so BEAUTIFUL. Reading this post has been a SAD EXPERIENCE.

Esther Z (94)
Sunday December 5, 2010, 6:27 am
Sadly noted.

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 5, 2010, 12:29 pm
This is shameful and so depressing. Thank you for posting Simone.

MmAway M (520)
Sunday December 5, 2010, 2:25 pm
OMG...You guys do NOT want me to comment on this one!

Brigitte S (20)
Sunday December 5, 2010, 11:23 pm
This is another reason to not visit Zoo's! Disgusting!

Krasimira B (175)
Monday December 6, 2010, 12:20 am
No comment. Noted with anger, thank you Simone.

Maria p (151)
Monday December 6, 2010, 12:04 pm
this does make one angry esp. when you have the love for these poor animals, How cute that pony is!!!!!! God, why continue to breed if you can't sell???so sad
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