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Animal Welfare
Controlling pony numbers on Dartmoor

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A PROJECT to help tackle the problem of overbreeding among ponies on Dartmoor is getting underway after equine charity World Horse Welfare teamed up with the Dartmoor Hill Pony Association and Pfizer to provide contraceptive injections for a group of 20 mares. The aim is to reduce the number of foals born and control the population of ponies on the moor.

The project will involve rounding up the semi-feral ponies in late …

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