Disturbing photographs of Dartmoor Hill Ponies being slaughtered as part of the Dartmoor Hill Pony Association's shocking "sustainable welfare scheme", at Dartmoor Zoological Park, have been published on the internet.
On Wednesday 13th October 2010, Charlotte Faulkner from the DHPA featured on BBC Radio 4's Farming Today programme in a story about the ponies on Dartmoor, and told listeners that the Hill ponies do not go for meat, but are sold as riding ponies...
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Page 1 of photos (click here) Charlotte Faulkner and Benjamin Mee, along with ponies being dismembered.
Page 2 of photos (select page 2 once on page link above) This is the most graphic page of photos and includes severed heads of ponies, one of which is a foal.
Page 3 of photos (select page 3 once on page link above) - 2 photos of a wild Dartmoor Hill pony, and 2 photos of a severed head.