Tell Natural England that Ponies are Needed on Dartmoor for our kids/grandkids sake to start with

Having worked with some reputable associations in the USA and the UK, to preserve some fabulous natural spots and unique animals for our generations to come and gained respected results, it has come to my attention that the ponies on Dartmoor need now some intelligent people to back them up with caring British pride.

Friends of the Dartmoor Hill Pony are now launching a campaign to save the ponies from the uncaring attitude of Natural England as they stated that ponies are not needed on the commons of Dartmoor in order to achieve their biodiversity aims.


This lack of care or interest for 3,500 years of farming culture and heritage, now peculiar to the south west, is, in the opinion of the moor’s pony-keepers, a step too far.


The Friends of the Dartmoor Hill Pony is therefore asking for the Chief Executive of Natural England, James Cross, to personally intervene and support for the moor’s ponies within those agri-environment agreements.

We intend to cause quite a rumpus.

This is also for our kids and grand kids as if we do not sign it, we certainly might be judged harshly by them for not having cared enough about those fabulous animals and their English heritage for them to enjoy and protect.

Mr Pascal HD. Gillon

Founder

THEinfogatherer

Dear Chief Executive of Natural England, James Cross


Friends of the Dartmoor Hill Pony are now launching a campaign to save the ponies from the uncaring attitude of Natural England as stated below in this letter.


The commons on Dartmoor are in agri-environment agreements between the farmers with ancient rights to graze animals and Natural England, working on behalf of DEFRA. The broad thrust of the agreements being to decrease the numbers of animals grazed to increase biodiversity.


In recent months, because you wish to decrease grazing levels even further, Natural England has stated that ponies are not needed on the commons of Dartmoor in order to achieve their biodiversity aims. The hill ponies of Dartmoor live only on those commons. This lack of care or interest for 3,500 years of farming culture and heritage, now peculiar to the south west, is, in the opinion of the moor’s pony-keepers even eco-tourists and animal lovers, a step too far.


The Friends of the Dartmoor Hill Pony is therefore asking you, Mr Cross, to personally intervene and support for the moor’s ponies within those agri-environment agreements.  We intend to cause quite a rumpus.  Already some international tourist groups and environmental media seem to already have heard about this problem. 


You must honour Britain by showing that natural spaces and unique animals like the ponies on Dartmoor are still respected by its people, especially Natural England, if they do not want to probably lose face internationally in what they supposed to represent, as stated by the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006, which established Natural England with this purpose:


‘to ensure that the natural environment is conserved, enhanced, and managed for the benefit of present and future generations, thereby contributing to sustainable development’.


This is also for all our kids and grandkids as if we do not sign it, we certainly might be judged harshly by them for not having cared enough about those fabulous animals and their English heritage for them to enjoy and protect.


Yours sincerely,


Charlotte Faulkner

Update #54 years ago
Hi everyone,

This petition is nearly ready to be shown within days, so, let's continue to sign it up to 3000 signatures: let's make that "Christmas wish" for the Dartmoor ponies a reality...thanks: you all are part of the solution in this world and do honor your family that way...bravo!
Update #44 years ago
Hi Folks! We are getting there but we need those signatures to reach 2000 at the end of the month! Let's keep that momentum as we do believe that ponies on Dartmoor are our kids and grandids even sisters/brothers legacy; thanks for signing: please tweet it and share it as soon as you can
Update #34 years ago
A bit more than 2 weeks and we have more than 1520 signatures! This is so promising as we all wish for our children, even grandchildren, to inherit what is theirs: an heritage that shows British wildlife and spaces, that even folks from other countries honour by their patronage or visits to parks like Dartmoor. Let's continue and share, via all the social networks and blogs which we do use and read, this petition! Thank you so much!
Update #24 years ago
Well done folks for signing the petition! It has only been live for a week and already there are more than 1040 signatures! Let's continue! Share it with your friends and circles! Let's do it for our kids and grandkids as they will praise us for it...
Update #14 years ago
Wow! The petition just started yesterday and quite some people are sigining it already! Thanks to you all: share it to have even more signatures. This is for our kids/grandkids...;)
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