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Dogs kill reindeer at Swanmore petting farm

Five dogs seized by police - linked to poaching activity.

A reindeer has been killed and another seriously injured by a pack of dogs in a suspected poaching bid in Hampshire.

The animals were attacked at Twelve Oaks Farm, a petting farm in Swanmore at about 23:30 GMT on Friday.

A reindeer called Comet was killed in the attack, a second, called Candy suffered severe injuries.

Police said the five dogs broke free from a vehicle driven through the farm's fence which was being pursued by officers and the force's helicopter.

Comet's owner, Emma Thompson said: "It's devastating. These are our pets, we loved them. I'm heartbroken and angry I don't know why people would do it."

Hampshire Constabulary said the occupants of the 4x4 Jeep fled after it got stuck in mud on the farm.
More: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-35015079

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Nippy
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14-12-2015, 09:36 AM
Poor Comet and poor Emma, that must have been devastating for her
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Moyra
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14-12-2015, 09:43 AM
Terrible situation. I hope they are caught and punished.
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Chris
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14-12-2015, 03:55 PM
and they think it is sport???? NO, NEVER, NOT IN A MILLION YEARS.

and to think we believe that we are the higher species <sigh>
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tawneywolf
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14-12-2015, 04:08 PM
Thats awful, poor Comet, and I hope Candy makes a full recovery. Feel very sorry for the dogs involved as well, because they will be confiscated and I imagine the fate that awaits them will not be good
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griff
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14-12-2015, 05:27 PM
TW, i agree, the dogs will pay the price, shame we can't do to the humans the same as is likely to happen to the dogs...that would be more productive...in my opinion, poor reindeers
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Dibbythedog
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14-12-2015, 10:39 PM
That's such a shame.
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