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Illness Threatens Famous Island Horses

The Chincoteague ponies of Virginia are succumbing to a fungus-like disease

(Newser) - The famous equine inhabitants of coastal Virginia are being threatened by a mysterious illness. Per USA Today , four Chincoteague ponies have been euthanized by the area volunteer fire company that manages the herd, despite getting the best "care money can buy." Also known as Assateague horses, the ponies...

Group Trying to Save Ponies Recommends ... Eating Them

Eating pony meat would keep the species going by creating 'sustainable market'

(Newser) - Sometimes the solution you're looking for is right in front of your face. For example, if you'd like to save the ponies that roam the moors of southwestern England, perhaps you should ... eat one. This is the suggestion being bandied about by the Dartmoor Hill Pony Association to...

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