Sunday, 20 September 2015

Dartmoor Ponies: The Final Round Up

Dartmoor Ponies: The Final Round Up from Kathy Stringer on Vimeo.

We'd like to bring this short video to everyone's attention - it has been very recently published by Kathy Stringer who has an MA in wildlife film making.  It does a very good job of explaining to everyone the situation on Dartmoor right now!  This is a very timely video because there will only be a couple more weeks before the round-ups happen.  The pony market on Dartmoor is in early October, but very few foals will be sold and not many of those sold will go to private homes.  The culling of foals will begin very it says in the video up to 800 foals a year are shot on Dartmoor...and of course the mares will already be pregnant with next year's babies...and so the mindless cycles continues.

With a few of the most powerful members of the Commoner's Council set in their beliefs and with a reluctance to change, they overrule the vast majority of Commoners who responded to research saying they wanted action and the stallions removed...and so the killing continues...and we start to lose the more responsible pony keepers - the ones who want to responsibly manage their ponies see no way forward.  

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