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I blog about my upcoming releases, all sorts of other books, and other bits of fluff from my mind. I also have a passion for wildlife and the environment. Every now and then I also share poems and stories.

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Keep Ponies off the Menu!

The Plight of the Dartmoor Pony

 

A few years ago I made a documentary with my other half about Dartmoor‬ Pony‬ Conservation. (You can see it by clicking on the link above)

Dartmoor ponies have been in decline since they ceased to be used as work horses in the mines of Dartmoor. Their numbers have dropped even further since their use as riding ponies has fallen out of fashion.

When we made this documentary a charity called the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust were making headway and were slowly bringing these iconic animals back into popularity.

Our little video went out across the globe and the Dartmoor Pony became famous and the charity flourished.

Today we heard that some pony owners are giving up and starting to sell these beautiful creatures for sausage meat. Our conservation video is up online for anyone who wants to see it.

Please help keep these beautiful ponies off the menu!

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-28465981

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAPOPg5smuY